Delta Poetry

These are my Sorors

We wanted to have a positive influence on the lives of Black Women, but our current organization placed restrictions and oppositions to political and social awareness. Out of this struggle, a change emerged to do the right thing
We are the 22 Visionary Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
These are my Sorors!!
I was Deltas’ 1st distinguished honorary member, I was also an honorary member as well as, a pioneer for equal rights for women, my Legacy continues in every Delta woman through the Delta Oath….
I am Gabrielle Pelham, Nannie H. Burroughs, and Mary Church Terrell
And these are my Sorors!!
I didn’t stop there! I founded a University in Florida, opened my home in Harlem to babies with AIDS, and led Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for 10 years as National President
I am Mary McLeod- Bethune, Clara Hale, and Dorothy I. Height
These are my Sorors!
My voice can be heard through song all over the world, I may be singing sultry jazz, awakening gospel, or I may be "Killing you Softly"
I am Nancy Wilson, Shirley Caesar, and Roberta Flack
And these are my Sorors!
In 1964 I stood before the Democratic Convention and let the world know that "I was sick and tired of being sick and tired!" Well, I was the 1st Black woman elected to the United States Senate, That’s impressive but I was the 1st Black woman to seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States . I am Fannie Lou Hamer, Carol Moseley-Braun, and Shirley Chisholm
Did I mention that these are my Sorors!
Last time you saw me, I may have been wearing crimson and cream. You thought I just looked good but now you know I was representing over 89 years of courage and purity.
I am a Delta!
So, when I put on the symbols of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I am proud to follow the example and accept the challenge that has been set before me. I haven't achieved world fame. Yet! But I'm on my way because…. Those are my Sorors!
Now that you know what a Delta woman is ... Can you handle the responsibility?
author: Lisa Crutchfield Diggs


VIOLETS
Like Deltas, Violets must be individually selected. You cannot grab a handful of them without Damaging some of them. They cannot be roughly picked or picked in a hurry. Like Deltas, the violet is not the kind of flower that shows off its fullest beauty standing alone, but Is naturally gregarious and looks best in natural clusters. However, like Deltas, the Violet can stand alone and still reflect beauty. Like Deltas, although at first glance Violets seem to look alike, on closer inspection one notes the Many subtle charming, and individual characteristics that make each one distinctly different from Its sisters. Like Deltas, despite the Violets seemingly fragile beauty, it is never the less, sturdy and strong Because it yields a long stem when pulled. Finally, like Deltas, even the Violet that has passed its allotted time for blooming retains the Dignity and coloration that bespeaks its exclusive culture. Author: Soror Marie Johnson of the Hartford Alumnae Chapter


The Delta Girl
The Delta girl is one who has been given the opportunity of education and Broad development: she is one who has enjoyed the privileges of culture and Selected environment... It is pleasing to a heartfelt depth to see her not as self Centered, not desirous of selfish power, not wanting the plaudits of people, Not wanting glory- but with a purpose which directs her activities and all that She may control toward lifting somebody else. Author: Soror Mary McLeod-Bethune


The Delta Woman
Lovely creature Hand made by God Smooth-spoken woman Modeling and serving She is conspicuous as a growing seed She is solid as a rock She is as wayfaring as an ant She stirs, serves, and hastes on. Lovely creature Hand-made by God Smooth-spoken woman Constant and valiant Come wind, come rain Comes no discouragement She is relentless Her vowed intent She is a strong woman! Lovely creature Hand-made by God Smooth-spoken woman No task will she flee This is right, for you see, She is a Delta! Lovely creature Hand-made by God Smooth-spoken woman No hobglobin nor foul fiend Can daunt her fine spirit. So, she labors night and day; Being ever true to herself, Being ever true to Delta! Provided by Sorors of the Eta Omicron


One True Delta
A Woman of love, peace, and happiness With a passionate, burning dream To become one of the women Who wears the Crimson and Cream Her heart, like the elephant Is as strong as can be While, like the pyramid, she has three sides One side for them, one side for you, and always one side for me Her love for DST Was evident from the start When asked why be a Delta? She said, “It’s just in my heart!” With the wind to her back And God’s presence there just the same Her dream reached reality And a Delta she became So she will wear the Crimson and Cream And it will be there to stay Because she will be “One True Delta” Until her last dying day By: Jumond Greene


Sorors

The bonds of DELTA can never be broken
Together we have all crossed the same sands
together we have learned the same things.
Which chapter?
Does it matter?
We are sorors...

Soror means I can lean on you
You'll be there for me, and I for you.
Soror means I can call all night
and you'll answer the phone without a fight

Soror means you're more than a friend
Soror means on you I can depend
Soror means I'm your supporter
whatever you do I'm in your corner

To Delta Sigma Theta we're all so true
Soror means, I love you!


Delta Dream

I dream about a Love so Strong,
I fantasize the Circle Songs.

I imagine a Bond that Spans the Globe,
I'd wear the Crimson and Cream Robe.

I Dream the Dream that Sisters do,
to Walk amongst the Twenty-Two.

To sit atop the Pyramid,
and Dream the Dreams Naomi did.

When I Awaken from this Mood,
I see Myself as Fortitude.

The Message that this Dream has sent
to Proudly Ride the Elephant.

And Send to You My Love Soror
for You to Dream as I've Before.

~Author Unknown~

Delta

Long ago and far away
Twenty-two began a brand new day.
They wanted more than just a social life
They desired to be more than just a wife.
These twenty-two had a larger vision
And that soon caused them great division.
Some went left, but most went Right
And strove to reach a higher light.
They wanted to make a better place
And give their children a broader space
To expand their minds and their hearts
And give to the world the best parts
Of being Intelligent, Female, and Black.
These twenty-two started the forward motion
But theirs was just the tip of this Delta notion
They gave the foundation and an example to follow
They made it strong and solid, not hollow.
Their legacy remains as a directional arrow
And the time is now to release the sparrow
To fly free and soar to heights unknown
But she must never travel alone.
Along with her sisters the job gets done.
Along with her SORORS the battle is
Won.

By Soror Valerie L. Thomas

And God said

I`ll make a woman, a woman of essence
A woman of pride, a woman who is capable
Of putting trivial things a side
A woman of individuality
A woman of love,
A woman who is enfranchised
With the pearls from above
A woman who is genuine,
 A leader of integrity,
God said...
I`ll make me a
REAL woman, I`ll call her
DST

~~Author: Unkown~~

A Sister's Love

There is nothing better than a sister's love,
She knows exactly what to say and what you are thinking of.

A sister will be there in your time of need,
When you go astray, down the right path she will lead.

A sister will be an ear when you need someone to talk to,
She will be a shoulder to cry on when you are feeling blue.

A sister's love will never die,
The kind of love shared between you and I.

A Delta woman

A Delta woman, full of style and grace,
You hardly ever, see a frown on her face
Full of class and of light, everyone knows,
This Delta's tight, She never complains when
Something doesn't go her way, She prays and has faith,
Knowing everything will be O.K.
A Delta woman, it could be you or me,
But a Delta woman couldn't be just anybody...

Soror Cynthia Bowers
 

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Delta Sigma Theta

I am divine,
Gently graceful, yet elusively powerful.
The blood of queens flows through my veins.
My ancestors ruled the ancient kingdoms of Africa with
wisdom unfathomable.
The dream in colors of cream and crimson.
I am the living dream of my ancestors.
In the company of my sisters, I serve other selflessly,
The spirit of our glorious founders guides me,
Their light shines within me ever so brightly.
I am the living dream of my founders.
A lady of true wisdom, you will find none greater.
Make way for this dynamic woman of Delta Sigma Theta


~~Author: Unknown~~


Distinguished

Distinctive, devoted, delightful, dedicated women of distinction, carrying themselves proud yet humble as the young girl is surrounded by the elders, she gazes at these... women of distinction, dreaming that someday she could be like them too honored, revered, cherished and loved, yet with all the love and honoring they receive they carry themselves with more humility than you and me those are the women of distinction they pass through a crowd and stand out only because they know what it is to live with and without they know what it is to work hard without recognition as they ripened on the tree and their flowers bloomed they hung gently from the tree suddenly to be noticed by you and me because that is not what they're all about but because you can't ignore the doctors, the lawyers, the dreamers who live the dream the aspiring women who created hope in us the women who would not stay on the back of the bus the warriors when no one else would fight the leaders when few wanted to follow This is to say thanks to those who made it possible for me to be here today, living my dream among the crop as the cream. This poem is dedicated to our 22 illustrious founders
author: ~unknown~



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