Speech to the Young : Speech to the Progress-Toward

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.

Gwendolyn Brooks

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January 11, 2007. Gwendolyn Brooks.

2 Comments

  1. Arlethia White replied:

    In a very few words, Ms. Brooks expressed a deep message. She wantsthe young to prosper. They should stay away from danger.

  2. Greg replied:

    No.. She talks about not living for the ends, but rather living for the journey.

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