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

Frances R. Marie Smith, "You of Another Hue" (1927)

You of Another Hue

By Frances R. Marie Smith 

You have the freedom of all the earth,
But what of me?
You receive the value of your mind's worth,
But what of me?
The air we breathe, the sights we see,
Are they for you, too, and not for me?
Oh, what of me?
Ah, you may have the works of man,
But God gives the beauties of the land–
That's for me.

Published in The Messenger, February 1927

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