Poetry

Transportation to America

William Henry was caught stealing bread from a cart seven years he got transportation to America for the crime of being poor he was shackled to the floor of a British man-o-war transportation to America many a shirtback was ripped for the cat-o-nine whip to the colonies they were shipped transportation to America there indentured as slaves many met early graves for the prison space they’d save transportation to America oh the sentence of gravest threat that a prisoner could expect short of hanging by the neck transportation to America during the Colonial War Mr John Hancock swore they’d be…

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