“The Spirit calls me, and I must go.” Sojourner Truth.
African American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Black History is infinite.
I follow you
Through the thicket and the cold
through the rivers and the wild
from the harnessed beauty to the captive freely
singing, freely moving to a mountain, to a land where
riches flowing from the heart won’t stop my walking, stop
my talking, no infringement in this shadow. Here I come.
I know your glory, know the sight of Hiawatha, know the land that
hears the mourning, know the features of my freedom.
Here I am. I follow you.
by Aileen Muhammad, copyright 2013