I've learned of life this bitter truth Hope not between the crumbling walls Of mankind's gratitude to find repose, But rather, Build within thy own soul Fortresses!

— Georgia Douglas Johnson

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I want to die while you love me, While yet you hold me fair, While laughter lies upon my lips, And lights are in my hair.

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Is there not a way by which the man who can think can be enabled to have time to think?

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I battered the cordons around me And cradled my wings on the breeze, Then soared to the uttermost reaches With rapture, with power, with ease!

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The heart of a woman falls back with the night, / And enters some alien cage in its plight, / And tries to forget it has dreamed of the stars / While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars.

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The strong demand, contend, prevail; the beggar is a fool.

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And who shall separate the dustWhat later we shall be:Whose keen discerning eye will scanAnd solve the mystery?The high, the low, the rich, the poor,The black, the white, the red,And all the chromatique between,Of whom shall it be said:Here are the sons of Africa;Here lies the dust of Rome;Here lies the one unlabeled,The world at large his home!Can one then separate the dust?Will mankind lie apart,When life has settled back againThe same as from the start?

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I'm folding up my little dreams Within my heart tonight, And praying I may soon forget The torture of their sight.

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Your world is as big as you make it.

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Rise with the hour for which you were made.

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