Sarah Louisa Forten

(1814-1883 / USA)

Sarah Louisa Forten Poems

1. On The Abandonment Of Prejudice 10/14/2010
2. Past Joys 10/14/2010
3. Prayer 10/14/2010
4. The Grave Of The Slave 10/14/2010
5. The Separation 10/14/2010
6. The Slave 10/14/2010
7. The Slave Girl's Address To Her Mother 10/14/2010
8. The Slave Girl's Farewell 10/14/2010

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The Grave Of The Slave

The cold storms of winter shall chill him no more,
His woes and his sorrows, his pains are all o'er;
The sod of the valley now covers his form,
He is safe in his last home, he feels not the storm.

The poor slave is laid all unheeded and lone.
Where the rich and the poor find a permanent home;
Not his master can rouse him with voice of command;
He knows not and hears not his cruel demand;

Not a tear, nor a sigh to embalm his cold tomb,
No friend to lament him, no child to bemoan;
Not a stone marks the place where he peacefully lies,
The earth for the ...

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