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PoemThe sentence “Don’t ask Don’t tell” it shows how the slave is saying don’task me that why I am in this state and don't tell me what is happening tome. It also shows an idea about social justice, by showing a call forequality, peace, hope and independence from all the slaves. In the firststanza, it is a symbol of how the masters thought of the enslaved; uselessand helpless, like their lives aren’t worth anything. In the second stanza, itshows how cruel the masters were to the slaves and how they lived indarkness with no light but a hope that life will get better in the sentence