Monday, April 03, 2023

NPM 2023 - Poem 3

My poem for Day 3 of National Poetry Month is written to a section of the city code of Montgomery, Alabama, requiring segregation on buses

Don't tell me it's not systemic
Don't try to convince me it's done
Centuries of brutal oppression
Need time to be overcome

Don't tell me the past is divisive
The facts can't be denied
We must tell the truth of history
Honor all who suffered and died

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2023. All rights reserved.

I hope you'll join me tomorrow for my next poem highlighting a piece of history. You can read the previous poems as images on Instagram or at the links below. Each one is listed according to the primary source that inspired it.

April 1 - Sketch map of White Oak Swamp and vicinity southeast of Richmond.]; 6/1862; Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers, Record Group 77 
April 2 - John Wilkes Booth's calling card

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