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RECLAMATION

Trade and wealth

English

Dutch, French

Portuguese, Chinese, African

Indian

 

An amalgamation of cultures in one country

A country passed back and forth like a third place prize for the winning

A trashcan for those reduced to labor

A territory manipulated for the land and power

 

Where there are more departures than arrivals

Home becomes a factory 

Where their biggest export are people with dreams

Dreams that cannot be fulfilled by sowing seeds on a rice farm

That cannot be fulfilled by sailing the brown waters of the Essequibo

Which crash into black rocks sending uneasy waves over the shores

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