Baby I’m Bayard

Back seat still a seat to me

‘Long as my back not beat

Be easy

Baby I’m Bayard

Best seat on the right hand side

Best believe nothing

burns like my fire

Toe tap and blow back but

here I am

working for the people

Brigade commander

Brother Outsider


During Black History Month, this blog will honor people who demonstrated critical elements of the Black / African experience with commemorative poems. This poem pays homage to Bayard Rustin, undersung March on Washington strategist, Martin Luther King Jr. colleague, and gay rights activist. Thank you, Mr. Rustin, for your service.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s