African American Poetry (1870-1927): A Digital Anthology

Georgia Douglas Johnson, "Service" (1922)

When we count our gold at the end of the day,
And have filtered the dross that has cumbered the way,
Oh, what were the hold of our treasury then
Save the love we have shown to the children of men?

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