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A Poet Who Refused Silence (Poems In A Pandemic #11)

Rising everywhere is a new story in our country. It’s replacing the old one. It is a story told by millions of protesters of every color, age, class, and gender. It is no longer ignoring the grave systemic injustices that we have long accepted in our society. Perfecting our battered and bedraggled union is in no way guaranteed. Sill, I am hopeful. I do know this; silence is violence, as the saying goes. Poet Maya Angelou was not a person who remained silent. Her voice is beautiful, fierce, and real.

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