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

One of the Least of These, My Little One by Georgia Douglas Johnson

"One of the Least of These, My Little One"

The infant eyes look out amazed upon the frowning earth,
A stranger, in a land now strange, child of the mantled-birth;
Waxing, he wonders more and more; the scowling grows apace;
A world, behind its barring doors, reviles his ebon face:
Yet from this maelstrom issues forth a God-like entity.
That loves a world all loveless, and smiles on Calvary!

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