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Rated: E · Poetry · Women's · #1296078
In memory of Rosa Parks, who started the movement for the liberation of American Blacks.

On fourth of February,
Nineteen thirteen was born
A girl to a carpenter
Whose name she would adorn.

Rosa Parks, at forty two,
Travelling in a bus,
Refused to get up for a
White man and caused a fuss.

The bus driver called police
And got her arrested,
‘cause a Montgomery law
She had truly busted.

There was an uproar and the
Bus Company concerned,
For three hundred eighty two
Days, was boycotted, spurned.

In the end the Supreme Court
Struck down the impugned law
Which segregated the Blacks.
Victory Rosa saw.

* Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 syllabic format

M C Gupta
24 July 2007
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