Daily Archives: July 16, 2015

Poem –  Working Class Hero – Alice Walker.

My brothers knew  The things you know.  I did not scorn  learning them;  It’s just my mind  Was busy being trained  For “Other Things”:  Poetry, Philosophy, Literature.  Survival, for a girl.  But now,  What a relief  To see you understand  … Continue reading

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Poem – If I was President – Alice Walker

If I was President  The first thing I would do  is call Mumia Abu-Jamal.  No,  if I was president  the first thing I would do  is call Leonard Peltier.  No,  if I was president  the first person I would call  … Continue reading

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Poem – Expect Nothing – Alice Walker

Expect nothing. Live frugally On surprise.  become a stranger  To need of pity  Or, if compassion be freely  Given out  Take only enough  Stop short of urge to plead  Then purge away the need.  Wish for nothing larger  Than your own … Continue reading

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