Harriet Tubman

Eloise Greenfield
Harriet Tubman didn't take no stuff
Wasn't scared of nothing neither
Didn't come in this world to be no slave
And wasn't going to stay one either

"Farewell!" she sang to her friends one night
She was mighty sad to leave 'em
But she ran away that dark, hot night
Ran looking for her freedom
She ran to the woods and she ran through the woods
With the slave catchers right behind her
And she kept on going till she got to the North
Where those mean men couldn't find her

Nineteen times she went back South
To get three hundred others
She ran for her freedom nineteen times
To save Black sisters and brothers
Harriet Tubman didn't take no stuff
Wasn't scared of nothing neither
Didn't come in this world to be no slave
And didn't stay one either

     And didn't stay one either

From Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems: 25th Anniversary Edition by Eloise Greenfield. Copyright © 2003 by Eloise Greenfield. Reprinted by permission of by HarperCollins Children's Books. All rights reserved.

From Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems: 25th Anniversary Edition by Eloise Greenfield. Copyright © 2003 by Eloise Greenfield. Reprinted by permission of by HarperCollins Children's Books. All rights reserved.

Eloise Greenfield

by this poet

poem
In the land
of words,
I stand as still
as a tree,
and let the words
rain down on me.
Come, rain, bring
your knowledge and your
music.   Sing
while I grow green 
and full.
I'll stand as still 
as a tree,
and let your blessings
fall on me.