Root Work Journal - Convening in the Ark - Volume 1, Issue 1

Have you heard?

Paige DeLoach

pdeloach148@gmail.com

insta: @p.aiged

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47106/4rwj.11107302

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A poem about my great grandmother, Marie. Marie, half Black, half Narragansett, married Frank, member of the local NAACP chapter, and built a legacy of Black empowerment in a small Connecticut town.

Have you heard 

of the woman 

who made you? 

 

who sings 

in joy 

in faith
in love 

 

who enters the world 

to make something 

from nothing 

 

have you heard 

 

the prayer
of the woman 

whispering 

 

today i will live
today i will do what i must 

 

have you heard 

 

of the woman 

who saved herself 

 

have you heard 

 

of the woman 

who saved you? 

 

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