Bonus Sunday Black Lives Matter Poetry Blogging

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I, TOO, SING AMERICA

~ Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–

I, too, am America.

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3 responses to “Bonus Sunday Black Lives Matter Poetry Blogging

  1. Ran across this and was wondering what you would think of it – is he on the right track?
    http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/a-lesson-from-ferguson-its-time-to-end-domination-policing/

  2. beautiful, thank you

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