James Russell Lowell

(22 February 1819 – 12 August 1891 / Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Slaves - Poem by James Russell Lowell

They are slaves who fear to speak,
For the fallen and the weak;
They are slaves who will not choose,
Hatred, scoffing and abuse;
Rather than in silence shrink,
From the truth their needs must think;
They are slaves who dare not be,
In the right with two or three.

Topic(s) of this poem: slavery


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, January 5, 2015


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