This column is dedicated to the unbroken chain of black poets who have given us a legacy of poetic treasure to share; Also, to the Legacy of Fitzgerald Beaver, the Founder of The Facts Newspaper in Seattle WA
"Hurry up Lucille oe we won't 'get arrested with our group"
(AN EIGHT YEAR OLD DEMONSTRATOR,1963)
We're hoping to be arrested
And hoping to go to jail
We'll sing and shout and pray
For Freedom and for Justice
The fighting may be long
And some of Us Will Die
But Liberty is Costly
A Rome they sat to me
Was not built in one day.
Hurry up, Lucille, Hurry Up
We're Going to Miss Our Chance to go to Jail.
The author of this poem is Margaret Walker.She is a Post-Renaissance poet following the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s of the Black Community in the USA.
She is a native of Birmingham,Alabama.She has written books, poetry, and lectured ...Ms, Walke has received numerous awards for literary efforts and has been a Strong Link of the Unbroken Chain of Black Poetry.