Friday, January 27, 2006

Griot of the WEST

serving gallantly

I, Too
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,
They'll see how beautiful
I am
And be ashamed--
I, too, am America.
James Langston Hughes

Born 1902-
Crossed OVER 1967

may the ancestors be pleased with his efforts


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