Go Sit in The Back

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #12:  “Nevertheless, She Persisted”  (posted by Magaly)

“Write poetry or prose which included the words, “She was warned.
She was given an explanation.  Nevertheless, she persisted.”

This bus is segregated,
she was warned. Driver
says, you need to give up
your seat. Go sit in
the back where you belong.
Driver’s explanation
did not sit well with
her. So, nevertheless,
she persisted, not budging
from her seat in front
of the bus. Thus began
the civil rights movement
still going on today.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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16 Responses to Go Sit in The Back

  1. She began and we are persisting. Oh yes, she is the first of firsts when it come to persisting and then some.


  2. Oh yes,what an excellent example!


  3. gillena cox says:

    Wonderful write Sara



  4. kim881 says:

    I love a true story that ends well.


  5. Helen says:

    Ah, yes … a great big YES.


  6. Susie Clevenger says:

    What a strong, courageous woman!


  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Love this! We need to be courageous in times like these 🙂


  8. Jim says:

    I have much respect for those who persisted on getting there rights, some paid a high price.


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