Meg Bernier

Rookie (Melrose)

Rosa Parks - Poem by Meg Bernier

It was the 4th of February when Rosa was born,
The year was 1913.
With no warning of the future events,
The burden to be worn.

Years went by in Rosa’s life,
And many were aware.
Of the divide between the people,
It was a cause for despair.

Rosa Parks, you helped so much
In fighting for what’s right.
You used your mind to reach your goal,
You inspired others to help you fight.

One day during December,
Rosa rode a bus.
When ordered to get up from her seat,
She made a terrible fuss.

The police came like a pack of dogs,
And sent her off to jail.
Her friends came to help her out,
Raised money for her bail.

Rosa Parks, you helped so much
In fighting for what’s right.
You used your mind to reach your goal,
You inspired others to help you fight.

Rosa soon made up a plan
To take her case to court.
They also had a boycott,
And no, that’s not a sport.

Soon the day or the boycott came,
All had butterflies of anticipation.
Would all their hard work be for nothing?
Or would a sudden change sweep the nation?

Rosa Parks, you helped so much
In fighting for what’s right.
You used your mind to reach your goal,
You inspired others to help you fight.

Hundreds of eyes watched the streets that day
As all the buses came by.
Not a colored person could be seen riding,
In anybody’s eye.

Her plan had worked,
She turned over a new leaf.
Across the land you could hear
A terrific sigh of relief.

Rosa Parks, you helped so much
In fighting for what’s right.
You used your mind to reach your goal,
You inspired others to help you fight.


Comments about Rosa Parks by Meg Bernier

  • (1/21/2006 12:43:00 PM)


    Excellent Poem. If I were Rosa Parks I would be extremely touched. I read the poem over and over because it feels good to read. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 23, 2006


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