Tubman and Douglas

(in response to a letter from Douglas to Tubman contest)

 

Our hairs are curly

Our skins are black

These two features

Neither of us lack

 

But courage is another thing

Of which the two of us may sing

Praise of each other is due

But from without is another thing

 

We fight the battle at the risk of life

Either of us may succumb in an instant

You in the woods, myself in town

Your silence saves you, instead I rant

 

We live in fear of racism and hatred

There is plenty of that about

Our cause is just no matter our role

Our call must someday be raised to a shout

 

We must know that someday

Our efforts lethal but honest

Should be outspoken loudly

This inhumanity we must detest

 

We will not in our lifetime see

The repeal of this evilness of mind

In a thousand years hence

Bigots and racists we will surely find

 

Barbara Blackcinder

 

 

About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a hunger for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and especially mine when you read those from me.
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