Gwendolyn Brooks

(7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas)

Mayor Harold Washington - Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

Mayor. Worldman. Historyman.
Beyond steps that occur and close,
your steps are echo-makers.

You can never be forgotten.

We begin our health.
We enter the Age of Alliance.
This is our senior adventure.


Comments about Mayor Harold Washington by Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Susan Williams (6/14/2018 4:34:00 PM)


    your steps are echo-makers.- - thus she demonstrates the power of writing tributes poetically. (Report) Reply

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  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (6/14/2018 3:04:00 PM)


    Great poem with powerful hidden meaning....
    Your steps are echo-makers
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  • (6/14/2018 12:11:00 PM)


    More i sended that one (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2018 12:10:00 PM)


    This is wonderful. send me more to show people@ (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/14/2018 12:06:00 PM)


    Close, hose!

    You can never be forgotten.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
    (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/14/2018 12:54:00 AM)


    This poem is of little relevance to those who did not know of the Mayor. It is not fulsome in his praise. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012



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