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Slavery?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Bewildered black skins, stolen from home
Shackled together, away ‘cross the foam
Pounding of hearts, expressions of hurt
Beaten and abused and treated like dirt

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Affluent smile shamefully, cargo sold
To work for masters, do as they’re told
A depth of suffering, only they know
Bitter winds of racism, to this day blow

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Country to country, they sell their wares
Millionaire footballers, with few or no cares
Sports cars, diamonds, money to save
Bewildered black skins, turn in their grave

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Notes

“I think in football there’s too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere.” Sepp Blatter, F.I.F.A. President.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/slavery/