This was written as a prompt from a 1947 hymns book (pictured). We had 15 minutes to write.

1947

Separate but equal

But not so equal

3 white girls singing hymns

But you know they aren’t the only ones, right?

Do you know?

Do you want to know?

Don’t you want to know?

1947

Negro spirituals ringing in my ear

Lift every voice and sing

We are here

We sing because we’re happy

We sing because we’re free

Free in spirit

Free in song

Freedom ringing

And yet longing to be free

3 white girls singing hymns

We are with you

We love you

You may not want us but we know He does

Do you know?

Do you want to know?

Don’t you want to know?

We are free

Don’t you want to be?

By Trillia Newbell via a prompt

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