Journey of Decisions
From Harriet Hemings point of view
Being enslaved and held captive
Is that how it really is?
To accept the freedom Im granted
Or act like I truly am his?
A long journey lies ahead
Whether I go, or stay
The decision looms far above
Though I just want to turn the right way!
Taking freedom is leaving some, too
My heritage will remain behind
Can I still carry through
Although the new mes not quite mine?
For twenty-one years Ive been safe
For twenty-one years, content
Now Im about to leave
A thought which I truly resent
Becoming a white, no longer a black
Is that how its meant to be?
Turning my back on my people
To achieve my own safety
I need a future, that future is here
Im accepting my right to be free
My life shall become my own
If it means changing entirely
By: Rebecca Lee Kraft