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Speech To The Young : Speech To The Progress-Toward
(7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas)

Speech To The Young : Speech To The Progress-Toward

Poem By Gwendolyn Brooks

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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yes make senses to make a speech
hey yehia i an dose not make sense fam
I an afraid to say the word, ''live'' is a verb unless it is pronounced like '' life'' in the track. is it correct to pronounce it like life in this context?
Words last a lifetime. http: //emurugami.blogspot.com/2010/02/we-are-important.html
Another wonderous inspiring poem! I so Love Gwendolyn works...she was brilliant in her time and in modern times.Wish she was still around to write....10/10 =Shelley=
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