Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, INTERRACIAL, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON

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First Line: Let's build bridges here and there
Last Line: And span the gulf of challenge there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Brotherhood

Let's build bridges here and there
Or sometimes, just a spiral stair
That we may come somewhat abreast
And sense what cannot be exprest,
And by these measures can be found
A meeting place -- a common ground
Nearer the reaches of the heart
Where truth revealed stands clear, apart;
With understanding come to know
What laughing lips will never show:
How tears and torturing distress
May masquerade as happiness:
Then you will know when my heart's aching
And I when yours is slowly breaking.
Commune -- The altars will reveal. . .
We then shall be impulsed to kneel
And send a prayer upon its way
For those who wear the thorns today.

Oh, let's build bridges everywhere
And span the gulf of challenge there.

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