Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DMC: "Rosa Parks" by Mindy Gars Dolandis


A woman of color in ‘55
A Montgomery crowded bus 
Told by the driver to move from her seat
She wouldn’t give in or stand up
An arrest, a boycott, a ten dollar fine
A lawsuit defeating Jim Crow
Fueled by a woman of quiet strength
Who simply sat and said no
© 2016 Mindy Gars Dolandis. All rights reserved.
Diana Murray has challenged us to write a poem about an unlikely hero this month. Click HERE for more details.

Post your poem on our August 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, August 26th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fun new picture book from Roaring Brook Press:


  1. Wonderful, Mindy! Your poem honors her quiet strength.

  2. "who simply sat and said no", an act we should always remember. Love that you remembered Rosa Parks in your poem.

  3. What a wonderful topic! Well done, Mindy. Great ending.

  4. A wonderful tribute to Rosa Parks