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Marcus Garvey - Be King Of Circumstances
 
The rise of nations and of men

Record their struggles passed and won,

But none may tell just where and when

The urge did come and thus begun.

It might have been through glorious deeds

Performed by earlier men of fame,

Whose inspiration often leads

To visions that remake a name.



A Constantine, Alexander, too,

A Hannibal and Caesar great

May change the thought of even you

And give a hero to the State.

To read the deeds of men renowned

Will make you choose a given course

That often strikes tire note profound,

Revealing thus the man of force.



The deeds we do must make the race

And force the nation to the top,

And when we gain the honour place

We forge ahead and never Stop.

Keep winning more and still some more,

And set a pace for fainter heart;

Your deeds shall spread from shore to shore,

And worlds shall know you played your part.



Though black of race you are, my friend,

Your part in life is ever here:

There's work for you; the human trend

Calls for each one to have his share.

Go then and play your part to-day,

And think that you are king of all

Circumstances that come your way.

Before which you must never fall.


Words of Marcus Garvey