Michelle Cook

Rookie (10-09-98 / rochester ny)

Fredrick Douglass - Poem by Michelle Cook

we had to write a poem from the point of view of Fredrick Douglass:

i have the potential
to be intelligent
i can go far in life
the words of his wife
yet, spoken with a deep fear
'makin smart niggers
would be pullin the trigger
on my career'

- Michelle Cook

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 6, 2012

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