Daily Post Prompt: Ruby Bridges



Little girl
ready to take
on the world
defiant and a dreamer
she changed
the lives of many
her little feet
walking up the steps
under shadows
of hate
she fought for
her education
to forge the way
and others followed
yet many have forgotten
how difficult the stage
the battle brought to her door
but brave she walked
through howling crowds
and waves of hate
she changed the world
in no small way.

© Sumyanna 2015


Posted for The Daily Post Prompt: Bridge

Image courtesy of Morguefile (AcrylicArtist)


5 Comments Add yours

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you. My daughter was reading about her in school and I could not imagine how hard it must have been for her.


      1. Delyn Merce says:

        Yes, it’s heart-wrenching, isn’t it.


        1. Sumyanna says:

          I have a friend that lived through those days. I’ve been afraid to ask her what it was like – I know remembering brings a lot of pain. So sad as I find her (and others) worthy of better memories.


          1. Delyn Merce says:

            I agree with you–“worthy of better memories” is well said!

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