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12017-06-06T11:25:03-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e11042Poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson. From "Bronze"plain2018-05-29T15:56:20-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
Don’t knock at my door, little child,
I cannot let you in.
You know not what a world this is
Of cruelty and sin.
Wait in the still eternity
Until I come to you,
The world is cruel, cruel, child,
I cannot let you in!
Don’t knock at my heart, little one,
I cannot bear the pain
Of turning deaf-ear to your call
Time and time again!
You do not know the monster men
Inhabiting the earth.
Be still, be still, my precious child,
I must not give you birth!
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