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Friday, December 6, 2013

365 Poems: Brave

Day 340

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. (Inauguration speech)

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. (From Long Walk to Freedom, 1995)
A Brave and Startling Truth
by Maya Angelou

We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns
To a destination where all signs tell us
It is possible and imperative that we learn
A brave and startling truth....

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