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.

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