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First Line: When I rise above the earth
Last Line: And look down upon the things that fetter me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


When I rise above the earth,
And look down on the things that fetter me,
I beat my wings upon the air,
Or tranquil lie,
Surge after surge of potent strength
Like incense comes to me
When I rise up above the earth
And look down upon the things that fetter me.





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