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Our nature is not to start a battle without a reason

I recognise the #Sun in the sky, but this a different world. I cannot hear the whispering of the trees, I do not understand the language the land is speaking.

The water is not at peace, it tastes of anger and confusion. The air is filled with death, absolute fear and organised violence. The fact I survived I thank my #Ancestors.

Not everyone made it; I still hear the screams inside my mind. When I close my eyes, I see death, human mess and people descending into madness. I had to disconnect from my feelings to survive inside my own head.

No one is the same after you witness that suffering and pain, you started to realise when a man or woman is taken away, that they probably will not be coming back.

I do not understand what these group of thieves are saying; I look at their expressions on their faces. they make sounds; I check their gestures to avoid the violence. I understand the universal language of fear.

This is not the place that you look for someone`s better nature. This is an #organised operation, they are trying to break our will to fight, I am a warrior, I choose my battles and await my chance.

I am a prisoner of war. I have been stolen from my homeland. I am the property of no one; they chain me to restrain me.

Our village was not prepared, we were outnumbered and we had no disagreement with these people. Our nature is not to start a battle without a reason.

We are a tribe; we describe what we see in our own language. We are a kingdom of hundreds and not the thousands we had to face in war. When I spoke to others on the journey, I realised our lands was conquered one tribe at a time, as the concept of countries did not exist at that time.

As I stand on the raised platform, I hear men with skin of many colours, making different sounds I do not understand. I hear people raise their voices and bidding in different languages, then the people are pulled by chains away.

It is clear we are being sold, what the future holds, I do not know. I will try to escape at every opportunity. I will do what I need to do to be free, however I am not sure who is my enemy, I know those that brought me here are not the real ones in control.

Everyone can see in my eyes I will run if you take off these chains. I have no way to communicate with these new people.

They keep making this same sound and then looking at me to respond, with time I understand that this is the name they are going to call me.

It is all about the pain that is used to persuade me to do whatever they say. I began to learn their language for my survival.

There are not many of us here, as we are the first generation; they are watching our ways and trying to understand us. I feel like an animal that is being studied for ways to break me.

My intelligence is not required in this place; they measure our intelligence by how well we speak their language.

Where I come from it is based on the individuals #understanding. We measure the control over our emotions, the wisdom that can be raised from deep within our minds and the understanding we have of the energies that created our #environment.

I am forced to mate with women I do not have feelings for. It is the strongest male matched to the strongest women. They want our children to be more productive.

They have given up on totally breaking our spirit, we have seen too much, we will never trust them. Our future generations they will have from birth to mould and convince themselves to accept they are #slaves.

I have come to u