Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Poem "Bus Ride"

Dublin Core

Title

Poem "Bus Ride"

Description

This poem from the 1954 Messenger addresses a bumpy city bus that the narrator rides, urging it to pay attention to the people that ride it. This narrator speculates about the lives and personalities of some assumedly white riders before listing off a few other kinds of riders, including "colored folks," which is rhymed with "little kids who think they're jokes."

Source

Rothwell, Miriam. "Bus Ride." <em>The Messenger</em> LXXXVI (Winter 1959): 20. University Archives, RG 24 Student Publications. Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia.

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

1959

Contributor

Damian Hondares
Gabby Kiser

Language

English

Type

Identifier

MessengerLXXXVI.20-1959

Files

Citation

Rothwell, Miriam, “Poem "Bus Ride",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/378.