Monday, 18 January 2010

Martin Luther King Day 2010

Last year I posted a video. This year a poem that I think speaks volumes.

I, Too, Sing America
I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.

~~Langston Hughes

 

Today on this day of service please donate to the Haiti relief effort

1 comment:

StephanieD said...

Perfect poem - Thank you!