Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

1. We Wear the Mask 1/20/2003
2. Life's Tragedy 1/3/2003
3. A Golden Day 12/31/2002
4. Sympathy 1/3/2003
5. Summer in the South 1/3/2003
6. Morning 12/31/2002
7. If I Could But Forget 1/3/2003
8. A Choice 1/3/2003
9. Ships that Pass in the Night 1/1/2004
10. A Negro Love Song 1/1/2004
11. Douglass 1/3/2003
12. Little Brown Baby 1/1/2004
13. When Malindy Sings 1/20/2003
14. Frederick Douglass 3/10/2003
15. Encouragement 12/31/2002
16. Old 1/3/2003
17. Common Things 1/3/2003
18. Confirmation 1/3/2003
19. The Debt 1/1/2004
20. Encouraged 12/31/2002

Accountability

FOLKS ain't got no right to censuah othah folks about dey habits;
Him dat giv' de squir'ls de bushtails made de bobtails fu' de rabbits.
Him dat built de gread big mountains hollered out de little valleys,
Him dat made de streets an' driveways wasn't shamed to make de alleys.

We is all constructed diff'ent, d'ain't no two of us de same;
We cain't he'p ouah likes an' dislikes, ef we'se bad we ain't to blame.
Ef we'se good, we need n't show off, case you bet it ain't ouah doin'
We gits in

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