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By: Karlton A. Armistad

By Andrew LittlePublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Photo by: A Little, Scottish Highlands, July 2021.


I came to the table covered in the blood of my murdered ancestors

Robbed of My history, questions unanswered everything a mystery

Traces of my royal bloodline used as whips to steal my victory

My village burnt, My humanity turnt & you ask why am I angry?


You took My Birth-right, lands and clans

Forced me onto wooden sea turtles saying you takin Me to the promise land

Millions of Us died on the murder cruises

500 Years have passed and We still wear Your bruises

Made to feel and act inferior

You shoot and murder Us for a misdemeanour


Everything I have, has been earned fighting

Even My seat and this table

Most time I can feel your noose around my neck tightening

Living with You like Cain & Able

You pull Me Over & every second is frightening

As you valuing my right to life make you unstable


My rich heritage and my cultural dominance

The twisting and exquisite shifting of my body

As the drums I beat to move my Feet

Has You not wanting to get to know Me

But comin’ at Me like you think You Own Me

So I have to correct You, Educate You, Train You to

Accept life and others as your global brothers

Yes, I have fought for My Seat at this Table

In this Nation

And I will be damned if I let You take My…Representation.

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About the Creator

Andrew Little

Carlton A. Armistad is the pseudonym for Andrew R. Little. I prefer writing under this as it allows me to look at any body of work I complete separate to my personal day-to-existence, and safeguards my relationships and family.

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