Don'T Give Up

When nothing is going your way,
and the pessimism holds sway.
Don't Give Up.

When your eyes are filled with tears,
sorrowfullness is all which appears,
Don't Give Up.

When, in chilly winters, you perspire
With resenting thoughts and constant ire
Don't Give Up.

When surrounded by people with a look askance
and nobody is willing to give you a chance
Don't Give Up.

Because amidst the darkness of night
comes a new sun that shines so bright
and embracing you with its blessed light.

So don't,
Don't Give Up

by Vaibhav Pandey

Comments (6)

Bruhhhh okokokokokok
This shit lame man, just here for some gay ass English class
lamer than a lame man who cannot walk due to his lameness
Being a female from Mississippi, this brings shame to my soul, even tho the events are of old, it tears my soul, more harsh than any Mississippi Cotton Field or Muddy Waters running through my veins, what was the gain? , because there will be many Obama's again.
Gwendolyn Brooks wrote this poem before writing 'The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till'. She was a writer who didn't need to state the obvious but proved her point metaphorically and through the use of careful detail. This poem gives a different perspective on Carolyn Bryant as a mother. It alludes to the South's idea of placing white women on a pedastal, considering Black men (or boys, in Till's case) to be lustful after the females, sexually aroused. However, many times this was not so and many lynchings were blamed on 'rape' (which could be as little as brushing against a white woman) . Brooks shows this through the poem mentioning the stereotype of the 'great white knight coming to rescue'. This is ridiculous of course, since Till was an innocent child. The memory haunts Carolyn Bryant in the poem, the horror of it all.It is a very well-written poem. However, I doubt the Bryant feels any remorse to this day.
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