Aidan Kelly 3rd period
About The Poet!
Eve Merriam was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She writes books and Poems and has published 88 books. Her first book was named Family Circle, made in 1946, winning the Yale Younger Poets Prize. She passed away in 1992 on April 11. Today she is still very popular. | I got all the information from www.poemhunter.com/eve-merriam/biograghy/
Poem: Tomorrow`s Footsteps
walking, walking, been walking so long
Footsteps forced back on the sorrow road
Chains dragging the dust a heavy load
Bloody marks on tomorrow`s road
Walking, walking, keep walking along ...
Master caught a runaway
Tomorrow my son rise another day
Rise up my brothers free today
How do they hold the line so long?
How do they hold the line so strong?
With Denmark Vesey the line is long.
With Harriet Tubman walking along.
With John Brown`s body marching along.
With Frederick Douglass the line holds
Footsteps joining from everywhere,
Heading for Justice and getting there!
(step 1) Illustrate the Images that I see.
(step 2 & 5) 5 key words from the Poem
(step 3) 2 sentences that stand out
Heading for Justice and getting there
These two lines from the poem are very important.
They have shown that the Army of Slaves was fighting
for slavery and weren't giving up.