the only person who can stop you from being you, pd lyons

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you know the only person who can stop you from being you is yourself.

civil rights, human rights – these have been constant struggles through out history.

there is only ever one choice – stand up or give up.

do what you can and do not condemn those who don’t do “more”.

if we all do what we can we will not fall to the oppressor.

right now by simply not surrendering, by not giving up,

you and I

we have begun.

Bagdad Dove

The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectualresistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich. The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign which called for active opposition against the Nazi regime. Their activities started in Munich in June 1942, and ended with the arrest of the…

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Keepsake, poem by Frederick Wilbur (MY PRIZED POSSESSION Poetry and Prose Series)

Silver Birch Press

by Frederick Wilbur

for Robert Leonard Wilbur (1915-1998)

It rolled in his pocket until its polish
betrayed its origin. To most anyone
it is just an oval whitish stone—
not an egg exactly, not a skipper,
but who knows, a chip of Grecian marble
found pleading on an ancient battlefield,
or some chance chunk of mountain,
that stream-tumbled, could not sneak
by the souveniring of bankside lovers?

And to suppose the story, is to corrupt
his fondest memory perhaps, to slander
that kind man’s lasting bequest. I dare not
take on the burdens of his life, but keep it
in unchallenged belief for my own sake.

AUTHOR’S PHOTO CAPTION: “Where I found it.”

wilbur1NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Great men are humbled by small wonders. Art, indeed life, takes on meaning in the seemingly insignificant, in imperfection, in those things which we daily pass over. The stone described in this…

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