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

Georgia Douglas Johnson, "Little Son" (1922)

The very acme of my woe,
The pivot of my pride,
My consolation, and my hope
Deferred, but not denied.
The substance of my every dream,
The riddle of my plight,
The very world epitomized
In turmoil and delight.

Published in Bronze, 1922
Also published in Caroling Dusk, 1927

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