The African Man
by FRANCES C RODRIGUEZ
Friday, March 21, 2003
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ONE DAY A WHITE MAN WENT TO AFRICA
TALKING ABOUT THE GLORY OF THE UNTIED STATES
THE AFRICAN MEN TOOK A LOOK AT HIM
AND SAID WHAT ABOUT FREEDOM?
WILL I HAVE FREEDOM?
THE WHITE MEN REPLY, FREEDOM AND MONEY IS WHAT YOU SHALL SEE
IF YOU COME WITH ME,
THE AFRICAN MEN QUESTION HIM AGAIN
THE WHITE MEN REPLY
IF YOU COME WITH ME YOU SHALL HAVE FREEDOM AND MONEY
SO THE AFRICAN MEN WENT HOME AND TOLD HIS WIFE AND KIDS,
KISS HER AND SAID GOOD-BYE AND TOOK A LOOK AND WAVE GOOD BYE,
SO ON THE SHIP HE WENT SINGING AND JOKING, FULL OF HAPPINESS
ABOUT THE FREEDOM THAT SOON HIS FAMILY SHALL SEE,
IT TOOK DAYS AND DAYS BEFORE HE HAD SEEN THE UNTIED STATES
AND HE WAS NOT ALONE, PLENTY OF BLACK AFRICA MEN WERE WAITING FOR THEIR FREEDOM,
THAN THE WHITE MEN CAME TO THAN AND SAID "WE ARE HERE
FOR FREEDOM AND MONEY IS WHAT YOU SHALL SEE
THE AFRICAN MEN WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE AMERICA
THAT HE KISS THE GROUND HE HAD WALK ON
BUT THAN THE WHITE MEN PLACE HANDCUFFS
ON HS FEET, FOR NOW HE KNOWS THAT FREEDOM WAS ONLY A DREAM
WELL MANY YEARS HAS PASS HIM BY
AS HE WORK OUT IN THE FIELDS DAY AND NIGHT
WELL THIS STORY WENT ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
ABOUT THE FOOLISH AFRICAN MEN WHO LEFT HIS FREEDOM BEHIND TO THE UNKNOWN WORLD THEY CALL UNTIED STATES.
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