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Ally is the New Woke

I wrote this poem in February of this year when I was asked to participate in an event honoring James Weldon Johnson that was put on by Bards and Brews and the Birmingham Public Library.

Ally is the New Woke by Caleb Calhoun

More than that, this poem is a recollection of the things I have learned in the last year. It is not meant to be accusatory, but at the times where it comes across that way know that I am pointing the finger squarely at myself. If we are to move toward a brighter future we need to confront the issues of the present head on.

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Caleb Calhoun

Caleb Calhoun

Caleb Calhoun is an author, poet and journalist living in Birmingham, AL. You can contact him at and follow him on facebook and insta at GetOnTheBusAVL.