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

Raymond Garfield Dandridge, "Lincoln" (1917)

 Stand exalted! martyred Lincoln 
 Example of triumphant march 
 From humble birth, 
 To First Chair of the land. 
 Your deeds, a glowing tribute 
 To success ; honorably achieved. 
 By honest man 
 Despite the overwhelming odds. 
 Your words, like Phoenix, 
 Rise, o'er and o'er again. 
 From embers just their own. 
 And herald wisdom broadcast unto all. 

Published in Penciled Poems, 1917

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