The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

"Kansas Land"

Mar 27, 2006

Gordon Parks, the poet, wrote:

I would miss this Kansas land.

Wide prairie filled with green and


the flowering apple,

Tall elms beside glinting streams ...

Silver September rain, orange-red-

brown Octobers

and white Decembers with hungry


of hams and pork butts curing in the


Yes, all this I would miss "

along with the fear, hatred and


We blacks had suffered upon this

beautiful land.