A Poem by Carrie Law Morgan Figgs

1
We are marching, truly marching
Can’t you hear the sound of feet?
We are fearing no impediment
We have never known defeat.

2
Like Job of old we have had patience,
Like Joshua, dangerous roads we’ve trod
Like Solomon we have built out temples.
Like Abraham we’ve had faith in God.

3
Up the streets of wealth and commerce,
We are marching one by one
We are marching, making history,
For ourselves and those to come.

4
We have planted schools and churches,
We have answered duty’s call.
We have marched from slavery’s cabin
To the legislative hall.

5
Brethren can’t you catch the spirit?
You who are out just get in line
Because we are marching, yes we are marching
To the music of the time.

6
We are marching, steady marching
Bridging chasms, crossing streams
Marching up the hill of progress
Realizing our fondest dreams.

7
We are marching, truly marching
Can’t you hear the sound of feet?
We are fearing no impediment
We shall never know defeat.