Treasure Island

Dudley Randall

(January 14, 1914 - August 5, 2000 / Washington D.C)

Poems of Dudley Randall

1. A Poet Is Not a Jukebox 4/7/2010
2. Ballad Of Birmingham 4/7/2010
3. Booker T. and W.E.B. 4/7/2010
4. Green Apples 4/7/2010
5. Langston Blues 4/7/2010
6. Luzon 4/7/2010
7. On Getting A Natural (For Gewndolyn Brooks) 4/7/2010
8. Rabaul 4/7/2010
9. The Profile on the Pillow 4/7/2010

Ballad Of Birmingham

'Mother dear, may I go downtown
Instead of out to play,
And march the streets of Birmingham
In a Freedom March today?'

'No, baby, no, you may not go,
For the dogs are fierce and wild,
And clubs and hoses, guns and jails
Aren't good for a little child.'

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