Wednesday, October 9, 2013

J. Patrick Lewis

You Learn By Living

By J. Patrick Lewis b. 1942
for Eleanor Roosevelt

Who showed the world the world itself
Was awkward, shy and plain.
A high-born leader in a long,
Low decade full of pain.

Poor farmers, blacks, homeless, the least
Advantaged hoped to see,
Magnificently unarrayed,
Pure human dignity.

A lady first, the great first lady
Looked fear in the face,
And said, There is no room for fear
When courage take its place.

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