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The Passing of the Ex-Slave
12017-06-06T11:14:14-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e11041Poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson. From "Bronze"plain2017-06-06T11:14:14-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
Swift melting into yesterday,
The tortured hordes of ebon-clay;
No more is heard the plaintive strain,
The rhythmic chaunting of their pain.
Their mounded bodies dimly rise
To fill the gulf of sacrifice,
And o’er their silent hearts below
The mantled millions softly go.
Some few remaining still abide.
Gnarled sentinels of time and tide.
Now mellowed by a chastened glow
Which lighter hearts will never know.
Winding into the silent way,
Spent with the travail of the day,
So royal in their humble might
These uncrowned Pilgrims of the Night!
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