Speech To The Young : Speech To The Progress-Toward Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

Speech To The Young : Speech To The Progress-Toward

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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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Shorty Trouble 06 December 2006

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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Shelley L Baxter-stanley 15 September 2007

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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yehia 21 January 2018

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?

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M.Miller 31 October 2021

The adjective 'Live' is pronounced almost like Life.

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Mark Watney 11 February 2022

I have absolutely 0 idea what it means

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daboyinblack 24 March 2021

yesssir dis poem be where it at big dawg def mvp(most valuable poet)

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Dr Antony Theodore 27 November 2020

" even if you are not ready for day it cannot always be night." You will be right. For that is the hard home-run. Struggles, problems leading a life through all that and great advice to all. tony

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James Robert Beswick 12 May 2020

yes make senses to make a speech

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n_word 12 February 2019

hey yehia i an dose not make sense fam

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NAme-jsJF 19 February 2021

YOu knot have Big paSs

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