4. York: The Story of a Slave (by Kiera S.)

York: The Story of a Slave
by Kiera S.

York, a slave of Clark, the famous explorer
who traveled into an unknown west

Slave to the Corps of Discovery
nothing but a black man

A boy, even if he was 6-feet tall,
and had the skills of a trapper, hunter, and a fisherman

Hero to all the Native Indians
for black was a sign of a powerful warrior

In the end, he was a man of courage and bravery
to all men, women and children
Who have skin as dark as the blackest pitch