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I too am America (even though I'm not!)

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planetcloud Tue 09-Jun-20 19:11:09

Was watching Season 4 of This is Us and this poem was quoted written by Langston Hughes - thought it was so pertinent given current times:

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am American.

Although it refer to American I think it could apply anywhere - made me think.

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