Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Google reminds us that today is the 55th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to leave her seat. I'm reposting this in her honor.

On the Bus

Rosa Parks
1913 - 2005

This morning on the bus I saw
the faces of my neighborhood
yawning in the predawn dark:
"Good morning. Watch your step."
"You have a nice day now."

Black woman in a business suit
young white guy with a nose ring
blond mother with Latina baby girl
Korean grandma from the corner store
together on the bus.

Rosa, Rosa, were you with us
this morning on the bus?

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1 comment:

Naquillity said...

profound. she certainly changed the way people lived, didn't she? wonderful dedication to her. she'd be proud. have a great night~