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Comment 33 of 179, added on March 27th, 2011 at 7:22 PM.
A poem I will Never Forget

I gradurated from Dunbar Senior High School in 1973. This was also the
School Built after the great poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. I was 17 years old
in the 11th grade. the Senior Class did a Play Based on this Poem. I
remember like it was yesterday the girl wore dresses in this play like
black women wore in the slavery days and the guys wore pants rolled up from
the bottom and they performed on the auditorum like never before the poem
was recited and they acted it out on stage. the word touched my inner soul
like i was a fly on the wall of mr. Dunbars bedroom as his mother was
saying the word to him. I have loved this poem from that day I first heard
it until today. April 23rd I will be 56 years old. I love it now and until
the end of my days this will be my favorite poem of all times

Nellie Jenkins/ Foster from United States
Comment 32 of 179, added on February 21st, 2011 at 1:57 AM.
yes i been lookin for this poem

liza,liza bless the lord don,t you knoe these days are brod, if you don,t
grt up from there you scamp there be trouble in this here camp think i,m
gone let you sleepwhy i make your board and keep liza don,t you hear me
call no need turnin to that wall.
my fifth grade teacher Mr. Pryor taught us that i remember him saying it
was by W.E.B. Du Bois i think

pamela from United States
Comment 31 of 179, added on January 13th, 2011 at 9:47 PM.
End of Poem

To the best of my recollection, the end of the poem is not printed on this
site. -- To the best of my recollection.

Basil Foley from United States
Comment 30 of 179, added on January 13th, 2011 at 9:13 PM.
Affirming Literaary Skills of African Americans

My mother taught all six of her children this poem. At age 79 years and
357 days, I could quote 90% of it from memory. We are distributing it in
our church, Wolridge Chapel A. M. E. Church, Houston, TX, in February as a
part of our Black History Month celebration. Rev. Thelma T. Maxwell is our

Rev. Basil A. Foley, Sr. from United States

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Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poem: Sympathy
Added: Mar 17 2005
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