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Marcus Garvey - Those Who Know
 
You may not know, and that is all

That causes you to fail in life;

All men should know, and thus not fall

The victims of the heartless strife.

Know what? Know what is right and wrong,

Know just the things that daily count,

That go to make all life a song,

And cause the wise to climb the mount.



To make man know, is task, indeed,

For some are prone to waste all time:

It's only few who see the need

To probe and probe, then climb and climb,

The midnight light, the daily grind,

Are tasks that count for real success

In life of those not left behind,

Whom Nature chooses then to bless.



The failing men you meet each day,

Who curse their fate, and damn the rest,

Are just the sleeping ones who play

While others work to reach the best.

All life must be a useful plan,

That calls for daily, serious work-

The work that wrings the best from man-

The work that cowards often shirk.



All honour to the men who know,

By seeking after Nature's truths:

In wisdom they shall ever grow,

While others hum the awful "blues"

Go now and search for what there is-

The knowledge of the Universe-

Make it yours, as the other, his,

And be as good, but not the worse.


Words of Marcus Garvey