WE WERE BORN OUT OF SLAVERY
Out of generations of slavery are born people of many colors.
Our identities denied by years of oppression.
We were born proud and true, a race among many,
whom God brought forth, to serve Him not mankind.
We must not hate our oppressors, for the Bible has taught us to love.
We were born out of slavery and put on earth to be free.
We didn’t ask for this life, of beatings and lynching.
We didn’t ask to be raped, and have our dignities destroyed,
our children born of fair skin, blue-eyed and straight hair.
We were born out of slavery, to save all men and women,
from hatred, poverty, but mostly to stand as an equal
in the eyes of all men.