Jim Poem Essay

495 words - 2 pages

A poem by Jim on his thoughts of the society and his escape.
I’m Jim
My colour is fairly dim,
But that does not mean I’m an outcast,
Meet my friend Huck were gunna leave at last,
He’s only thirteen,
Yeah that’s right he’s still a teen
He’s the only one who sees the good in me
He’s the only white teen that stood by me since 1883
When slavery was at its worst
And most of us would die of thirst
Society is not clear, society is not fair

Oh my friend oh my Huck
You are my future you’re my luck
You’re my escape,
You’re not my enemy

Hurry up Huck we need to get to the island!
If I don’t ...view middle of the document...

er!
I will make sure I care for you more than your father did
Unfortunately I don’t know how longer I’m gonna keep this away from you
But your dad is always watching you
Watching me from where he asks
I don’t want to talk about it Huck
“Come on, cover up, good night kid”
The food is gonna get cold
Let’s just enjoy ourselves while we can and forget about him, because-
Society is not clear, society is not fair

All I’ve got left now is Huck
I must make sure I look after him, he’s a wise boy
Not the ordinary that just plays with a toy
Tell them I have a good heart
What white men call a sweetheart?
Tell them I can love and miss my wife and kids just like them
It may be seen as femme but I’m probably just as weak as a stem
Tell them I’d wish my own death
Than to know I had made Lizabeth deaf
Society is not clear, society is not fair

Tell me Huck or why doesn’t society tell me?
Why is it me and people like me they choose to treat in this way?
Even when I am able to find happiness my own way
They hunt for me as if I was their prey

As a slave I suffer
But why I ask?
Is it because of my clothes?
Because it does not look like those?
Or is it because I haven’t got the softest nose
Is it because of what I eat?
Or because I live on the street
Or is it the colour black that brings poison to their heart
Society is not clear, society is not fair

Why is everything so strange?
When is society going to change?`

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