Take Up My Rope and Follow Me

Response to James Cone's "The Cross and The Lynching Tree"

 

 

I have the faith to hang upon Calvary

but would I hang upon the Poplar tree.

If by it I may set my sisters free

From the chains set forth by the enemy.

Would I take up the rope

if by it I may set her free?

Or would I only take up the cross

if it looks like me?

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
Our world

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