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

Countee Cullen, "For an Unsuccessful Sinner" (1925)

I boasted my sins were sure to sink me
   Out of all sound and sight of glory;
And the most I've won for all my pains
   Is a century of purgatory.

Published in Color, 1925

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