Sonnet for Rosa Parks

Out of the ordinary there will come
from time to time the good and very brave
extraordinary, someone who can save
us from our own damned selves and make us one
humanity. Children take Rosa Parks
for an example, a common seamstress
who sat herself down in a seat she was
told she couldn’t. Some said she was too dark.
Justice became evident and the fact
that a quiet woman can unsever
people divided, sew them together
nobody free till all are freed at last.
One little candle gives light to the night.
Truth is simple. It’s visible. It’s sight.


  1. Thank You… Great poem… 🙂


    Brilliant ! Rosa Park is one of the greatest non-violent leaders of the modern world ! She made people walk down the streets leaving public bus service to reach to destination as the commuters as protest against apartheid ! Your sonnet , dedicated to Rosa Park , made me think again of the Great Lady of America !

Leave a Reply