Daisy’s Extemporaneous Poem about the Black Doll

You needn’t crowd my dolly out,
Although she’s black as night
And if she is at the foot of this show
I think she’ll stand as good a chance
As the dollies that are white.
My Daddy said that half the world
Is almost black as night
And it does no harm to take a chance
And stay right in the fight.
So sit up, Dinah and look straight
At the judges on the right
And I’ll stand by your side
If I do look a fright.
The teacher’s face as all can see
Is redder than a beet
And Daddy’s come down from the back
And led her to her seat
And gave to me that famous Turner look
So I’ll sit down and shut my mouth up tight
Just like a book.