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Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

361. The Tryst 4/2/2010
362. The Turning Of The Babies In The Bed 4/2/2010
363. The Unlucky Apple 12/31/2002
364. The Unsung Heroes 4/2/2010
365. The Valse 4/2/2010
366. The Veteran 4/2/2010
367. The Visitor 4/2/2010
368. The Voice Of The Banjo 4/2/2010
369. The Warrior's Prayer 4/2/2010
370. The Wind And The Sea 4/2/2010
371. The Wooing 4/2/2010
372. The Wraith 4/2/2010
373. Then And Now 4/2/2010
374. Theology 1/3/2003
375. Thou Art My Lute 4/2/2010
376. Till The Wind Gets Right 4/2/2010
377. Time To Tinker 'Roun'! 4/2/2010
378. To E. H. K. 4/2/2010
379. To A Captious Critic 4/2/2010
380. To A Dead Friend 4/2/2010

Accountability

FOLKS ain't got no right to censuah othah folks about dey habits;
Him dat giv' de squir'ls de bushtails made de bobtails fu' de rabbits.
Him dat built de gread big mountains hollered out de little valleys,
Him dat made de streets an' driveways wasn't shamed to make de alleys.

We is all constructed diff'ent, d'ain't no two of us de same;
We cain't he'p ouah likes an' dislikes, ef we'se bad we ain't to blame.
Ef we'se good, we need n't show off, case you bet it ain't ouah doin'
We gits in

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