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(7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas)

Speech to the Young : Speech to the Progress-Toward

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
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  • Eric Murugami (3/11/2010 7:51:00 AM)

    Words last a lifetime.

    http: //emurugami.blogspot.com/2010/02/we-are-important.html

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  • Shelley L Baxter-Stanley (9/15/2007 4:54:00 PM)

    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=

  • Shorty Trouble (12/6/2006 2:58:00 PM)

    Hey ya'll, This poem is very interesting! It's really just saying to live in the present and not the past! I got to go to class! More info later, maybe! !

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