Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, OLD BLACK MEN, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON

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First Line: They have dreamed as young black men dream
Last Line: As though they did not care.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Old Age; African Americans; Dreams; Disappointment; African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks; Nightmares; Negroes; American Blacks

They have dreamed as young men dream
Of glory, love and power;
They have hoped as youth will hope
Of life's sun-minted hour.

They have seen as others saw
Their bubbles burst in air,
And they have learned to live it down.
As though they did not care.

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