Joseph Seamon Cotter

(1861 - 1919)

Joseph Seamon Cotter Poems

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

From your life's blood to coin a trenchant word--
The past, the present and the future's ken
To hold--and weave it to a ringing chord
That sounds within the changing hearts of men.

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