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Mutiny on the Amistad

Time has washed the bloody decks

And rusted out the chains,

Yet on the tongues of sailing men

The legend still remains,

About that brutal mutiny

The worst they ever had,

Just four days out of Cuba

On the schooner, Amistad.

 

And the mutiny on the Amistad

Continues through the years,

And will until the bondage of

injustice disappears,

Like freedom revolutions

'Round the world, across the years,

Nothing short of fair and equal

Stops persistant mutineers.

 

Freedom roared with anger that

No shackles could confine,

Aboard that wretched vessel back

In eighteen thirty-nine,

The cargo from the hold became

The captains of the ship,

And let their former captors

Know the burning of the whip.

 

Now the memories have faded of

That fateful overthrow.

When lightening flashed across the deck

And thunder rolled below.

 

Yes the mutiny on the Amistad

Continues through the years,

And will until the bondage of

injustice disappears,

Like freedom revolutions

'Round the world, across the years,

Nothing short of fair and equal

Stops persistant mutineers

Dennis Goodwin · 657 days ago
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