Claude McKay

(15 September 1889 – 22 May 1948 / Clarendon)

Rest In Peace - Poem by Claude McKay

No more for you the city's thorny ways,
The ugly corners of the Negro belt;
The miseries and pains of these harsh days
By you will never, never again be felt.

No more, if still you wander, will you meet
With nights of unabating bitterness;
They cannot reach you in your safe retreat,
The city's hate, the city's prejudice!

'Twas sudden--but your menial task is done,
The dawn now breaks on you, the dark is over,
The sea is crossed, the longed-for port is won;
Farewell, oh, fare you well! my friend and lover.


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  • Gold Star - 8,417 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/15/2014 2:37:00 AM)

    Did she finish him? I wonder. What ever, it is well written and rhythmic to the heart. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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