• To America

  • James Weldon Johnson

    How would you have us, as we are?

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  • Or sinking 'neath the load we bear?

  • Our eyes fixed forward on a star?

  • Or gazing empty at despair?

  • James Weldon Johnson

    Rising or falling? Men or things?

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  • With dragging pace or footsteps fleet?

  • Strong, willing sinews in your wings?

  • Or tightening chains about your feet?


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