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

Georgia Douglas Johnson, "We Face the Future" (1922)

We Face the Future

The hour is big with sooth and sign, with errant men at war,
While blood of alien, friend, and foe imbues the land afar,
And we, with sable faces pent, move with the vanguard line.
Shod with a faith that Springtime keeps, and all the stars opine.

Published in Bronze, 1922
Also published in Negro World, January 9, 1926

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