Monday, July 13, 2009

Cape Coast Castle: Echoes of the Past

Smiling he went in knowing not what to expect
He had heard stories and had felt some regret

He walked the courtyard and saw the cells
The suffocating enclosures where women dwelled

He walked the halls and went down to the dungeon
The place where men were made less than men in seclusion

Out in the open he breathed for the first time
Happy to be out of the century old filth and grime

Dysphoric he came out knowing not what to expect
One thing he did know, he would never forget


  1. I've never been to the Cape Coast castle. *shame*. But I bet its such a moving experience that no one will forget.

  2. its not a pretty place, i can tell you that much