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Isabella

 

                                                  Slave
                                                            Freedman
                                                            Saved
                                                            Free Soul

First birth I was a twinkle
Faithful Isabella, first

Birth deep earth uneven
And undergrounded light

Cannot fall, father was tall, called
Bomefree or low Dutch for tree.
Mother, Mau-mau Bett. Sweet.

I remember thee as shade
And sun, sold as sheep

Jesus, Where were you
When my parents cried?

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