Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Enslaved...

I hear so many people say slavery is over,
Is it? And what I am talking about has nothing to do with Lincoln,
If you get your paycheck on Friday and most of it is gone by Monday on stuff like designer clothes,
Fancy restaurants and keeping up with what better paid friends have,
When necessary things are going unpaid,
You are a slave...
If you are living with your mama,
Allowing her to take care of your basic needs,
While you are underemployed and full-grown...
And not paying your child support,
You are a slave...
If you are lying beneath a man,
Who you don't love and who doesn't love you,
Because you are afraid to be alone,
Slavery....
If you are unable to go to the store for a loaf of bread,
Without being consumed with your appearance,
Well you get me...
And the most frightening thing about all of this,
Is that these messages are passed on to the children,
Which is why slavery never really ends,
If we teach our children that designer clothes,
Are more important than education,
Or allow our sons to live with us,
While driving overpriced cars and not paying rent,
Or sending messages to our daughters that if he ain't a baller,
Then don't let him become your caller,
We are not just slaves...
We are slave masters....
We better FREE....OURSELVES...
Lincoln is dead, and legislation can't help us with this one...

blessings,
angelia

7 comments:

JC Martin said...

So true...

I am glad that I don't suffer from the need to be someone that I am not. No showing off just to be presumed as someone with more or the same as everyone else. If I don't have it and can't afford it...I don't need it.

As for a man...why stay with a man because of his dollars? Go out and make your own.

I know easier said than done.

Angelia... said...

Most things are easier said than done, that is why slavery is so easy and seductive, FREEDOM is work,

Love and Blessings,
angelia

GENESIS said...

Agreed! I wrote a poem called reparations about this...so many think the battle is over

I know the truth.

Great post

genesis

Angelia... said...

G-Nice,
I knew u knew...so many don't, so many things that we feel are empowering are enslaving us...

smooches,
angelia

Yasmin said...

We better FREE....OURSELVES...
Lincoln is dead, and legislation can't help us with this one...

AMEN!

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Powerful! Sometimes the metaphorical chains are stronger than real chains... And the chains we place on ourselves... well, you broke it down well, sis.

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Amen is right Yas,

Gwyneth I am telling you the truth we had better see our own madness...and stop it...

smooches,
angelia