1917 Haiku Tribute to African American History

1917 what

a year. The first selfmade, WOW!!

Woman millionare.

Something for your hair

Some cosmetics too. A dream!!

A dream she had too.

Have you got a clue?

I would like to intriduce .

Madam Walker. WOW!!!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

madam c.j. walkers real name was sara breedlove. she was born in 1867 and died in 1919.  she changed her name to madam c. j. walker after marring her husband.

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Karyn Indursky's picture

This is a lovely tribute. It's nice to see someone appreciate how we got to today. However, your last line is 7 syllables when it should be 5. Maybe, you could end it as "Madam Walkers." People will know the full name by your comment section. It's just a suggestion.

Corey Fox's picture

very good poem, however You strayed from "Haiku" form

one love Corey & co