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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 10:11 AM

Trying to recall..

a poem or song that had some imagery to the effect of - " our dust will rise up & fill their noses " but it's escaping me where I heard it from since it has been many a year. Does that sound familiar to anyone? thanks!

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Response to Shiv (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 10:18 AM

1. It doesn't have the words "fill their noses" but I'm wondering if you're remembering Maya Angelo's

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 10:25 AM

2. It was actually listening to Maya's poem...

that brought the memory back. Its a very similar, hymnal type message. But it has a clear "even if our oppressors beat us down into the dust, even if we are defeated, our dust will rise back up, and clog their nostrils and they will never be free of the memory of us irritating their noses and making their eyes water" type.. of thing.

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Response to Shiv (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 10:28 AM

4. Sorry, can't help. I've done some googling of words and phrases you've mentioned but nothing

turns up.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 10:30 AM

5. appreciated, will ponder and see if the poet's name pops into my head later today (nt)

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 10:26 AM

3. Ok, Found more about it

Remembering or explaining more of the words made my google-fu finally kick in, it may have had to do with Frederick Douglass.

edit: nope still not it. dang

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