The Silent Parade

by Rhyme In Time

Upon this day in 1917
Silence spoke injustices obscene.
For arbitrary pigment of the skin
Was used to justify the gravest sins,
And artificial lines divided men
Who otherwise could easily be friends.

Brave women, clad entirely in white,
Marched all en masse, an awe-inspiring site.
Their other halves, apart, marched in the back,
In segragation, all yclad in black.

Speechlessly they showed in symbols plain
The shallowness of racism, and its pain.
Their lesson is as apt today as then–
Equality’s not based on tone of skin!

Inpired by: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4118944/silent-parade-1917-100th-anniversary-google-doodle-new-york-city/

 

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