Archive | November 2014

Kids Who Die, by Langston Hughes

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This is for the kids who die,
Black and white,
For kids will die certainly.
The old and rich will live on awhile,
As always,
Eating blood and gold,
Letting kids die.

Kids will die in the swamps of Mississippi
Organizing sharecroppers
Kids will die in the streets of Chicago
Organizing workers
Kids will die in the orange groves of California
Telling others to get together
Whites and Filipinos,
Negroes and Mexicans,
All kinds of kids will die
Who don’t believe in lies, and bribes, and contentment
And a lousy peace.

Of course, the wise and the learned
Who pen editorials in the papers,
And the gentlemen with Dr. in front of their names
White and black,
Who make surveys and write books
Will live on weaving words to smother the kids who die,
And the sleazy courts,
And the bribe-reaching police,
And the blood-loving generals,
And the money-loving preachers

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thCAUOA3JRIf you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou.

I admit it, I’m a rich soul trapped in a poor woman’s body. I like good and beautiful things, routine bores me and curiosity kills me. Very often I feel the need to learn something new (places, people, employment) something different from what I’ve already learned, motivation to help me continue to use my time doing something productive and exciting. If we seek changes in our lives we can’t expect them to arrive by magic, getting comfortable and complaining about our bad luck. By doing that we’ll be staying on the same spot and will spend many years until our  strength and desire to dream is all gone. We must put action now, change what makes us feel stuck, bored or sad, and replace it with new and positive people who make us happy. These changes will lead to new ideas and will encourage us to make changes in our lives.