I, too, sing America: A Juneteenth Jamboree

I, too, sing America: A Juneteenth Jamboree

Well. I just like constancy and consistency. So even though Juneteenth and Father’s Day were Sunday, consider today to be the day I observe the former like the rest of the country.

That said: here is your poetry Monday. A little quiet contemplation to start your week.

Enjoy.


“Happy Juneteenth”

I too sing America
Except most of my songs are the blues
Dusky tones filled with my despair
Broken windows and my running shoes

I too sing America
Land of my tears, home of my raves
Wailing against the pluck of my heartstrings
Being snapped by careless hands

I too sing America
Calling yet hearing no response
The silence of your denial unnerves me
Thought by now you would sing along

I too sing America
But don’t yet know what it means to be free
All I know to do is keeping singing my blues
Until I can no longer breathe

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: