Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Poem "To Young Politicians"

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Title

Poem "To Young Politicians"

Description

This poem is narrated by someone who feels left behind by a charismatic politician. References are made to the politician's constituents as being "scraps of self" and asking too much by expecting the politician to make their burdens his or her own, and the narrator claims that the politician led them in order to cleanse his or her own soul. This implies that these constituents were usually left behind and ignored in the political sphere, and that this politician only continued that history of abandonment.

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Source

Mayor, Alisa G. "To Young Politicians." The Messenger (Fall 1990): 25. Available online via the UR Scholarship Repository.

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

1990

Language

English

Type

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Mayor, Alisa G., “Poem "To Young Politicians",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3279.