Margaret Walker

(1915 / Birmingham, Alabama / United States)

Margaret Walker Poems

1. Sorrow Home 5/4/2015
2. For My People 7/4/2015
3. The Struggle Staggers Us 2/15/2016
4. Childhood 12/9/2017
5. For Malcolm X 12/9/2017
6. Lineage 12/9/2017
7. Love Song for Alex, 1979 12/9/2017
8. Dark Blood 12/9/2017
9. I Want to Write 12/9/2017
10. We Have Been Believers 12/9/2017
11. Molly Means 12/9/2017
12. Southern Song 12/9/2017
13. Big John Henry 12/9/2017
14. Delta 12/9/2017
15. October Journey 12/9/2017

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For My People

For my people everywhere singing their slave songs
repeatedly: their dirges and their ditties and their blues
and jubilees, praying their prayers nightly to an
unknown god, bending their knees humbly to an
unseen power;

For my people lending their strength to the years, to the
gone years and the now years and the maybe years,
washing ironing cooking scrubbing sewing mending
hoeing plowing digging planting pruning patching
dragging along never gaining never reaping never
knowing and never understanding;

For my ...

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