Gwendolyn Brooks- Speech to the Young: Speech to the Progress-Toward

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Other than school, my primary influence in the realm of African-American literature was my mother. A passion I enjoy to this day. Today, I would like to share a favorite from Gwendolyn Brooks. This poem has a message that all of us need to understand and embrace every day. 

Speech to the Young: Speech to Progress-Toward

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
the self-soilers,
the harmony-hushers,
“even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night.”
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run. 

Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along. 

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About The Soul Brother

An observer to the world. I have a unique view of the world and want to share it. It's all in love from the people of the "blues". Love, Knowledge, and Sharing amongst all is the first steps towards solving all the problems amongst humanity.
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2 Responses to Gwendolyn Brooks- Speech to the Young: Speech to the Progress-Toward

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