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Thu, 24.09.2009

ST. HELENA ISLAND by Tom Dent.

Slaves are said to have worked hard & long on this island
Sunup to sundown & beyond Sundays & Christmas off
Two clothes a year are memories bestowed to old Penn School.

Nearby expressionless summer homes of early plantation owners sit observing the bay
The stately museums of Beaufort the arsenals and ports of the English
Built above Native remains: the romance of American history.

Sand blows across the island from ocean beaches.

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Thu, 24.09.2009

FOR COOL PAPA BELL by Tom Dent.

Hey Cool Papa, I see picture of you in your later years
Tall black skin withered, straight, proud. You must have been a streak of black gold flashing around the bases like some great African warrior misplaced…

It is said you scored from first on a bunt against the all-white major league all-stars.
You were forty summers then and they wanted to know how you did it.
Was it magic, was it voodoo, was it a freak of segregation, was it special compensation for national mental inferiority in the labs of Stanford?

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Poetry Corner

Among the Shona a family's success is weighed by their children's happiness and the... SHONA by JohnnieRenee Nia Nelson
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