Persevere

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Well, I’ll tell you,

Life for me ain’t been no street of gold.

It’s had potholes in it,

And roadblocks,

Armored tanks and tear gas,

Enclaves with no caution sign—

Beware.

But all the time

I’ve been marching on,

And gaining ground,

And turning corners,

And sometimes goin’ in the dark

Where justice has never seen the light.

So, don’t you dare give up.

And don’t you turn back now

‘Cause you find it kind of hard.

Though you may stumble, don’t you fall

For I’m still marching on.

I’m still paving paths,

And life for me ain’t been no street of gold.

Written by Adrienne Denson
Inspired by Langston Hughes
Encouraged by The Movement

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