Harry Seymour

Vacationing While Black
Driving while Black/Shopping while Black/Realities of being Black.
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Oak Bluffs Fireworks
Boom, Baam , Bang, Boom, Each earsplitting sound, Meant to arouse.
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A Little Meditation
Oh, to be a child again
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Who Are These People?
Rag dolls by definition / Are symbols of submission / A bully's push over / A child's playmate / Lying abandoned.
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The Critical Race
An elephant in the classroom / Unheard voices from slavery / So essential to understanding / How past is prelude / To inequities we now see.
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Santa's Wish
This time of the year / Whispers in Santa’s ear / Elicit Ho, Ho, Hos / Smiles of children / Laughter of folklore.
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A Winter of Old Age
Aboard the ferry in a winter of advancing age.
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Happy Birthday Mr. President
The significance of age 60 / Is to be young again / Without the weight of youth / So it is with Barack Obama.
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Esther, Fugitive Slave
Known simply as Esther / A runaway slave in 1743 / Sought to be free / By riding the “freedom train” / Where fantasy meets reality / Of a Harriet Tubman dream.
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Arrive by the Fourth of July
Doors open wide / To horizon’s illusions / Of noble ideals / “Independence,” equality,” / “Freedom,” and “justice”
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