Old Black Men
They have dreamed as young men dream Of glory, love and power; They have hoped as youth will hope Of life’s sun-minted hour. They have seen as other saw Their bubbles burst in air, And they have learned to live it down As though they did not care.
This poem is in the public domain.
Georgia Douglas Johnson
Georgia Douglas Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in the late nineteenth century.
Date Published: 1922-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/old-black-men