Dudley Randall

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

Dudley Randall Poems

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

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.'

'But, mother, I won't be alone.
Other children will go with me,
And march the streets of Birmingham
To make our country free.'

'No baby, no, you may not go
For I fear those guns will fire.
But you may go to church instead
And sing in the children's choir.'

She has ...

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