Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On the Eve of Execution


When the old junk man Death                                                  
Comes to gather up our bones
And toss them into the sack of oblivion
I wonder if he will find
The corpse of a white multi-milionaire
Worth more pennies of Eternity
Than the black torso of
A Negro cotton-picker.
                        - Langston Hughes

A quiet message to the Governor
of the State of Georgia...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, good choice of poem. Very succinct. I'm not a big poetry maven, but every once in a while one really gets to me in the right place at the right time, like this.