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Things a Dove will Bleed for

September 14, 2015
By PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you
on the breezes of the sky,
and you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling,
what if you fly?

~Eric Hanson


Here are the things a dove will bleed for:
For pride,
For greed,
For his brothers,
For her children,
And that is all.

A dove will not bleed for a whip or for fists
Nor bend his knee for the shackles tripping his feet.
A dove may take all things and give none
For doves do not owe anybody anything.

I too am a dove,
And I too will not bleed for the white man.
I will be whipped until I return to the sky
But I shall never bleed.


The author's comments:

I was inspired to write this after reading the narrative of Frederick Douglass.


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