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Leslie Pinckney Hill--Wings of Oppression (1921)

Leslie Pinckney Hill--Wings of Oppression (1921)

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The Wings

of Oppression

By

LESLIE PINCKNEY HILL

BOSTON

THE STRATFORD
1921

CO.,

Publishers

UJS*

Copyright 1921

The

STRATFORD

CO., Publishers

Boston, Mass.

The Alpine Press, Boston, Mass., U.

S. A.

o

Jane Clark

FOREWORD
in

the life

of

the

nation has

NOTHING
seemed
dark

to

me more

civilization

significant than that which the colored man has

built up in the midst of a white society organ The Negro has been driven ized against it. un
IfcftAKY
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fcVINI

The Wings

of Oppression

By

LESLIE PINCKNEY HILL

BOSTON

THE STRATFORD
1921

CO.,

Publishers

UJS*

Copyright 1921

The

STRATFORD

CO., Publishers

Boston, Mass.

The Alpine Press, Boston, Mass., U.

S. A.

o

Jane Clark

FOREWORD
in

the life

of

the

nation has

NOTHING
seemed
dark

to

me more

civilization

significant than that which the colored man has

built up in the midst of a white society organ The Negro has been driven ized against it. un

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THREEthings there are that men will do

Leaders of men, beware !

Your calling and election true

Will shine, if

they have faith that

you

Their stubborn purpose share.

Men ivill see men as

only men,

masters, take

ye heed !

No one shall hold the rights of

ten,

No mortal be divine again
No counsel, pact, or creed.

Men will be bold to

follow thought.

captains, ye shall find
The peoples of the earth

distraught

By being merely led and taught,
But now they have a mind.

And men will share the wealth they make

To this of all attend.

The worker for the worker's sake

Will

prove his

power to

give and take,

That ancient

greed may end.

[48]

POEMS OF THE TIMES

Go not to

wordy halls of

state,

Ye wise that can discern

This threefold tidal

pull of fate

That rocks the world too

late, too late

The statesmen

stoop to learn.

But through the

ways where labor stalks

Portentous with its

load,

The soul of God's great future

talks,

The genius of His purpose walks,
And there must be

your road.

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