Monday, August 15, 2011

How Long Should We Wait?

Today, I have been thinking a lot about waiting. Many of us have been waiting a long time for things that we want. Eventually, we have to stop waiting and really put our energy and time in the things that we desire: a new job, more free time, peace, a new boyfriend/girlfriend, a healthier life style etc. However, I'm not saying to go walk up to that woman or man that you desire and claim them. We got to use some common sense with this thing.

But today just might be the day for you and me to act.

The following poem by Langston Hughes is a great example of what I am talking about.

Democracy by Langston Hughes

Democracy will not come
Today, this year
   Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right
As the other fellow has
  To stand
On my two feet
And own the land.

I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.

I do not need my freedom when I'm dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.

      Is a strong seed
      In a great need.

      I live here, too.
      I want freedom
      Just as you.

WOW!  Today just might be the day.........

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