Come, brothers all!
Shall we not wend
The blind-way of our prison-world
By sympathy entwined?
Shall we not make
The bleak way for each other’s sake
Less rugged and unkind?
O let each throbbing heart repeat
The faint note of another’s beat
To lift a chanson for the feet
That stumble down life’s checkered street.
This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on September 12, 2015, by the Academy of American Poets.
About this Poem
“Brotherhood” was published in Bronze: A Book of Verse (B.J. Brimmer Company, 1922).
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/brotherhood