Joseph Seamon Cotter

(1861 - 1919)

Joseph Seamon Cotter Poems

1. Sonnet To Negro Soldiers 1/3/2003
2. Supplication 1/3/2003
3. To __________ 1/3/2003
4. Remembrance 1/3/2003
5. To Florence 1/3/2003
6. Then I Would Love You 1/3/2003
7. The Band Of Gideon 1/3/2003
8. Why? 1/3/2003
9. The Goal 1/3/2003
10. Theodore Roosevelt 1/3/2003
11. Love's Demesne 1/3/2003
12. Reward 1/3/2003
13. The Mulatto To His Critics 1/3/2003
14. The Deserter 1/3/2003
15. Rain Music 1/3/2003
16. O, Little David, Play On Your Harp 1/3/2003
17. I Shall Not Die 1/3/2003
18. Compensation 1/3/2003
19. I'M A-Waiting And A-Watching 1/3/2003
20. Inconstancy 1/3/2003
21. November 1/3/2003
22. Ego 1/3/2003
23. I Would Not Tarry If I Could Be Gone 1/3/2003
24. And What Shall You Say? 1/3/2003
25. Is This The Price Of Love? 1/3/2003
26. I Sometimes Wonder If The Mighty God 1/3/2003
27. A Prayer 1/3/2003
28. Moloch 1/3/2003
29. Memories 1/3/2003
30. Night Winds 1/3/2003
31. A Woman At Her Husband's Grave 1/3/2003
32. And Thou Art One 1/3/2003
33. Looking At A Portrait 1/3/2003
34. An April Day 1/3/2003
35. Immortality 1/3/2003
36. Love 1/3/2003
37. Dreams 1/3/2003
38. Is It Because I Am Black? 1/3/2003
39. Africa 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Joseph Seamon Cotter

Africa

A thousand years of darkness in her face,
She turns at last from out the centurys' blight
Of labored moan and dull oppression's might,
To slowly mount the rugged path and trace
Her measured step unto her ancient place.
And upward, ever upward towards the light
She strains, seeing afar the day when right
Shall rule the world and justice leaven the race.

Now bare her swarthy arm and firm her sword,
She stands where Universal Freedom bleeds,
And slays in holy wrath to save the word
Of nations and their puny, boasting creeds.
Sear with the truth, ...

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An April Day

On such a day as this I think,
On such a day as this,
When earth and sky and nature's whole
Are clad in April's bliss;
And balmy zephyrs gently waft
Upon your cheek a kiss;
Sufficient is it just to live
On such a day as this.

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