There’s A Price To Pay

There’s A Price To Pay

Someone is in debt.

People are owed for

forced services


There’s no receipt to

be given,

no complete barter


labor was taken for


as well as rights to live


For every hour the debt

goes unsettled

-interest rises.

Chances for a payment

plan are slim.

The full amount is due now!

For the mass physical,

psychological, historical


& other crimes intertwined

with slavery

& its after affects;

For every one of those

ways of disrespect

& those continuing

results as of now

…….…..…there will be a day.

For there’s a price to pay.


From the forthcoming book of poetry, MINDSTATE by Ced Pharaoh.

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