Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 26, 2016

Underground Railroad~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Underground Railroad

underground-railroad

“Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad” by Paul Collins

secret safe-houses

hid in plain sight

righteous bravery

tracing invisible

networks of yearning

defiantly smuggling

flesh and blood

cargoes of freedom

a life and death drama

heroic and noble

both black and white

consciences adamant

in their pursuit of

complete abolition

uncompromised ethics

the impetus driving

beyond scathing words

to engage mortal action

unshakeable warriors

smashing at shackles

redeeming the

uttermost shame of

imperfect utopia

 

***************

 

(inspired by the upcoming telecast of a new production of “Roots”)


Responses

  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers


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