Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

41. A Song (#2) 4/2/2010
42. A Song (#3) 4/2/2010
43. A Song (#3) 4/2/2010
44. A Spiritual 4/2/2010
45. A Spring Wooing 4/2/2010
46. A Starry Night 4/2/2010
47. A Summer Pastoral 4/2/2010
48. A Summer's Night 4/2/2010
49. A Thanksgiving Poem 4/2/2010
50. A Warm Day In Winter 4/2/2010
51. A Winter's Day 4/2/2010
52. Absence 4/2/2010
53. Accountability 1/1/2004
54. Advice 4/2/2010
55. After a Visit 4/2/2010
56. After Many Days 4/2/2010
57. After The Quarrel 4/2/2010
58. After While. A Poem Of Faith 4/2/2010
59. Alexander Crummell--Dead 4/2/2010
60. Alice 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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