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Words of Marcus Mosiah Garvey
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Marcus Garvey - Your Lesson!
1. The skies and stars are there, and sun and moon,

They move and shine for you and me each day,

Our journey here is short-exit is soon,

In such a change to be I have no say.

2. But in the link between this life and death,

I am the master of myself, I know;

I gather knowledge with natural breath,

And I shall surely reap just what I sow.

3. Yes, from the world I learn a lesson true,

No race nor colour proves me less in clan;

I need not quibble for or curse my hue,

That makes of me, like anyone, a man.

4. My God, so great, has made all things and me,

My place and grip on life are ever here;

So inferior being I ne'er shall be,

I learn from Nature grand, that's everywhere.

Words of Marcus Garvey