Colonel Philip Rootes,
Being a man of stature,
At a horrible time in American history
Owned slaves in his home
Of King and Queen county
In the Old Dominion.

One man dared to flee his enslavement.
Harry got away
Running towards West Point
And seeking help along the way
From other slaves
Who could help him disappear.

The Colonel,
Being the immoral man of ownership
Hired a bunch
Who took an ad in the Virginia Gazette
Seeking help in bringing
Harry back.

There is no confirmation
But Harry got away
From Rootes and The Executors
Finding a life of his own
Where he could thrive
Far away from the injustice of the time.