Treasure Island

Chenou Liu


A Tanka about the '3/5 Compromise'


written for Black History Month, which is celebrated in North America in February



Emory President praised
the three-fifths compromise...
on the backs
of a row of black students
This is 5/5 outrageous

Note: 'The 1787 three-fifths compromise allowed each slave to be counted as three-fifths of a person in determining how much Congressional power the Southern states would have.'

Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Tanka about the '3/5 Compromise' by Chenou Liu )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. I love you more than 🎂🍰, Mark Heathcote
  2. My Friends (Haiku), Jesus James Llorico
  3. Story of a postman, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  4. A Boy & his Lamb, narasanna n narasanna n
  5. Let Alone Me, Asma Riaz Khan
  6. The Unbearable, Lilly Emery
  7. My Childhood poem-3, soulful heart
  8. Nature Expresses Itself, Rohit Sapra
  9. I sold myself, Asma Riaz Khan
  10. Beauty, narasanna n narasanna n

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]