Black Poetry : Fredrick Douglas Told Us

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  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Truths that are self evident
    And held in writings to be so
    Haven't always been universally honored
    Letting knowing folks know
    We got to work to get 'em
    And enforce 'em and protect 'em
    Frederick Douglas told us so
    He said
    "Power concedes nothing
    without a demand
    It never has and never will"
    If you want to make a stand
    Or climb to the top of the hill
    You've got to exert effort and pressure
    Hang in there and get the thang done
    Time has no obvious favorites
    It keeps going and waits for no one
    Freedom, justice and equality
    Are not gifts being given away
    But rather awesome responsiblities
    Gathered by those claiming the day
    Brother Douglas said another thing
    he told us to clear the air
    So we'd keep working
    And not just be complaining
    that things ain't fair
    he said,
    "you may not get all
    that you pay for in the world"
    But this is a sure sure bet
    That while your're in this world
    "you will certainly
    pay for all that you get"
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    up close and powerful scribe of one of the greats
    in our history keep teaching brother i'm listening
    learning .....thankz for dis here
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wonderful scribe...
    speaks loud and firm
    thanks for sharing.....Angel
     
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    I love ya wisdom filled drops :)
     
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    This is powerful and I am listening continue to teach. :read:
     
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    yes...this was a great dedication piece
    fredrick douglas was a tru visionary
    in corrupt times....
    one love
    khasm
     
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