Head Held High

by Wayne Adams

Head held high
Eyes focused on the goal

The taunts were plentiful

Her walk was like a soldier
About to do battle

The insults toward her ebony skin were many

Books in one hand
Her heart on the future

She conquered those who would stand in her way 

This poem is based on a woman who was the first 
African-American student in an all white high 
school in Texas in 1965.

Head Held High by Wayne Adams

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