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Joseph Seamon Cotter

(1861 - 1919)

Poems of Joseph Seamon Cotter

1. A Prayer 1/3/2003
2. A Woman at Her Husband's Grave 1/3/2003
3. Africa 1/3/2003
4. An April Day 1/3/2003
5. And Thou Art One 1/3/2003
6. And What Shall You Say? 1/3/2003
7. Compensation 1/3/2003
8. Dreams 1/3/2003
9. Ego 1/3/2003
10. I Shall Not Die 1/3/2003
11. I Sometimes Wonder If the Mighty God 1/3/2003
12. I would not tarry if I could be gone 1/3/2003
13. I'm A-waiting and A-watching 1/3/2003
14. Immortality 1/3/2003
15. Inconstancy 1/3/2003
16. Is It Because I Am Black? 1/3/2003
17. Is This the Price of Love? 1/3/2003
18. Looking at a Portrait 1/3/2003
19. Love 1/3/2003
20. Love's Demesne 1/3/2003

Sonnet to Negro Soldiers

They shall go down unto Life's Borderland,
Walk unafraid within that Living Hell,
Nor heed the driving rain of shot and shell
That 'round them falls; but with uplifted hand
Be one with mighty hosts, an arm├ęd band
Against man's wrong to man--for such full well
They know. And from their trembling lips shall swell
A song of hope the world can understand.
All this to them shall be a glorious sign,

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