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black like me (part 1)

  I offer you a poem for your consumption. Langston Hughes wrote and published Dream Variations, in 1926.  It is an subtle series of lines, that found its way into his first poetry collection titled The Weary Blues.  Don't be concerned if you never heard of it. ...

you are not the sum total of your mistakes

  The majority of our thoughts are always negative and it is somewhat surprising then that we let the good ones in.  It is a heavy burden, but the fault lies in our human nature.  It is a lie.  It seems, we can't help ourselves.  We are just such Shiny Happy...

if not today, when?

  Yesterday is today's tomorrow.  Ponder that for a moment.  Read it slowly. By now your New Years Resolutions are dead.  They were dressed in such fine silky robes and oh so majestically prophesied by the mystics of old, yet here they lay, martyred, resembling...