Write It Out
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Write It Out

Juneteenth 2022

A Poem of Patience

Original designer Ben Haith. Revised by Lisa Jeanne Graf

They say we were free in 1863
But it just don’t feel that way to me
If we can’t sleep or walk the street
Is our emancipation truly complete?

I’ll give it some years, and hold my fears
Keep rallying, and tallying, and wiping my tears
And just like Galveston awaiting on Granger
I’ll hope for a message from a far-off…



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Jasmine Lawrence

Jasmine Lawrence

Feeler of Feelings and Lover of Humanity. Founder of EDEN BodyWorks and PM in Tech. Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/jasminelawrence