In Memory of Frederick Douglass
In mem'ry of your truly noble life;
In mem'ry of the cause for which you fought;
In mem'ry of your fierce and bitter strife;
In mem'ry of the lasting good you wrought;
In mem'ry of the talents, really great,
That found a home within your massive brains
And swayed the thousands of each town and State
Who heard your forceful oratory strains;
I offer now these simple words of praise—
This chord I touch to sound your honor's due—
The pathway of your truly useful days
Shines now a grand and brilliant light for you.
This poem is in the public domain.