Wednesday, April 12, 2023

  April Is National Poetry Month 

“Minstrel Man” was first published in The Crisis Magazine in December 1925.

Minstrel Man

Because my mouth

Is wide with laughter

And my throat

Is deep with song,

You do not think

I suffer after

I have held my pain

So long?

Because my mouth

Is wide with laughter,

You do not hear

My inner cry?

Because my feet

Are gay with dancing,

You do not know

I die?

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