African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

Blanche Watson, "God" (1924)


Who sees God as "white"
Sees God not at all ;
'Twixt they and He
Self reareth a wall.

God is hrown : He is white,
Black, yellow and red.
God of creeds, color, castes !
That God is long dead.

Is God "silent"?
Then is man dumb.
Does man "carry a cross" ?
His time is not come.

God speaks as man speaks :
He tries as men try.
God is not alone "God."
He is you and I.

Published in The Messenger, October 1924

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