Slave Chains

By Rebecca Walsh, 2nd year.

Object No. 39 Slave chain, late-ninth or early-tenth century
The County Museum , Dundalk, Co Louth,

These chains how much

Misfortune they must have

Seen blood, torture, tears.

The screams and cries of help

They must have heard

What they have felt being

Being dragged around the ground in

The blistering sun

The long days of work they

Must have endured

But worse the longing for freedom

that never came.

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