Rosa Parks is Beautiful..  

rm_Cocokins 49F
29 posts
10/26/2005 12:40 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Rosa Parks is Beautiful..

There is something so extra lovely about an aging black woman with coiled white hair tucked under. Wrinkles in caramel skin. Small, fragile hands hold a bible. Eyes state her purpose.

Rosa Parks had eyes that told more than I will ever know. She got smaller as she aged. I imagined that sitting on that bus she was taller and took up more space. She did not, it was said, get up, so that we could all sit down. At 42, she opened her mouth and started a revolution.

She can go to her maker with certain comfort, her work here is done. I keep looking at her picture, her eyes look out from behind the same frames from the first picture I ever saw of her. She was cuddled deep into a winter coat, hair up under her sunday hat and a look of honest anger.

On Dec. 1, 2005, the 50th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat will be celebrated.
Rosa Parks is Beautiful.

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
10/27/2005 8:14 am

beautiful, both Rosa and your tribute to her...just beautiful

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