RBG Afrikan American Women Study Series
from FOREIGN LANDS to LOOK at THEE
On Couch of Costly EASTERNMATERIALS,... All PERFUMED,....ReClined Thee,... as in Thy Path FlowERSwere Strewn-SWEETEST That BLOOMED.
Thy TRANSCENDENTMARVELOUS BEAUTY made the Whole World Mad,
Bringing SoLoMon toTEARS as he viewed Thy ComeLiness;.........
Anthony and the Elder Ceasars weptat thy ROYAL FEET,..PreFerring Death than to Leave Thy Presence,.... their Foesto Meet.
YOU,..... in All Ages have ATTRACTED The ADORING WORLD,...Andcaused Many a Bloody Banner to be UnFurled,.....YOU,.. have Sat Upon EXALTEDand LOFTY EMINENCE,..... To See a World Fight in YOUR ANCIENT AFRICANDEFENSE.
ToDay YOU have been DeTHRONED,Through the WEAKNESS of Your MEN,
While,in Frenzy those Who of Yore CRAVED YOUR SMILES andYOUR HAND
Those who were All MONSTERS and Could Not with LOVEAPPROACH YOU.
....have INSULTED YOUR PRIDE and Now ATTACK YOUR GOOD VIRTUE.
Because of DisUNION YOU became MOTHER of TheWORLD,...
Giving TINGE of ROBUST COLOR To FIVE CONTINENTS,
Makinga GREATER WORLD of MILLIONS of COLORED RACES,...
Whose CLAIM ToBEAUTY is REFLECTED Through OUR BLACK FACES.
From the HANDSOMEINDIAN to the EUROPEAN BRUNETTE;...
There is a CLAIM for That CREDITof Their SUNNY BEAUTY;....
That NO ONE can eVer Take from THEE,.....* 0QUEEN of ALL WOMEN *,....
Who have Borne TRIALS and TROUBLES andRACIAL BURDEN.
Once More WE SHALL,.. in AFRICA,.. FIGHT andCONQUER for YOU,
RESTORING The PEARLY CROWN That PROUDQUEEN SHEBA did WEAR.
Yea,..it May Mean BLOOD,...IT May MeanDEATH;.. but Still WE SHALL FIGHT,
Bearing OUR BANNERS to VICtORY,......MEN of AFRICA'S MIGHT.
SUPERIOR ANGELS Look Like YOU in HEAVENABOVE,.......For thou art FAIREST,..... QUEEN of The SEASONS,.... QUEEN of OUR LOVE;.......
No ConDition Shall Make Us Ever in LIFE to DESERTTHEE,........
** SWEET GODDESS of The EVER GREEN LAND and PLACIDBLUE SEA **.
** Marcus Mosiah Garvey **
February 28, 1927