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Power

When I think of power, I envision someone
Who can move mountains
In a poor, famine country he can build a fountain
Giving people free blissful water

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Peculiarities of Love

There is so much power in this word. Four letters, one syllable, and stored within it, the power to change the whole entire world. Many people refuse to believe in love at first sight, and yet, if you were to ask your very own mother what it was like to contemplate your existence for the…

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We Are All Kin

By QS You are our sons and daughters Whether we birth you into this world or not That’s what the elders would say to the babies While telling ancient stories around the village cooking pot Our ancestors, when I close my eyes, I see and talk with them Praying when I reach the promised land…

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Crushed by the System

By TG We fought the fight for freedom. Stood strong to support equal rights Generously given for the next generations All lost when we let go the light. Further our fathers have faded So sons now stand in quicksand Growing in the gutter of gall Losing their lives to the land. Wise women our daughters…

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My Crack in the Wall

By KC Every day I awake in an open grave And leave my slab to walk among the tombs Massive monuments built to mark bad decisions and love lost Life and freedom shattered by time being watched over by men with guns I am not alone, for thousands walk with me A nation of the…

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