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 FOREVER A LEGEND
(The PurpleHeart Tribute)
If I could walk a mile in the thousands that he has run, I’d feel like a legend too
Setting the stage with an elite standard that leaves many unable to follow suit
Lightning has struck so many times with the strike of his fiery thunder bolts
As the track hears the sound of the phenomenal run of his record making boots
History is still talking of him in many ways and no one dares smear his name
Earning the shouts of our many voices by the way he has changed the game
A man is born, working tirelessly at his craft from which a legend is made 
And his speed defies logics by his height and just the way all his opponents fade
Far away, falling behind in an endless struggle to keep up with him to a race’s end
As history is rewritten with each record run and it’s proven that he’s a legend
And for him we raise the flag of black green and gold, as his glory never fades
In setting standards and erasing marks that truly define a legend’s accolades
On his mark he sets and goes, dipping his head and comes up painted in gold
And now he’s forever a legend, creating heroic stories and folklores to be told
There is no doubt that he came to gallantly mend a broken sport in all his toil
And for us, he’s forever a legend, risen from the humble dust of rural soil
We love and adore the way he bears our national pride of the land of his birth
As a Jamaican star who shines patriotic glory becoming a legend on this earth
Forever A Legend Posted by Oakley Lyle on August 7, 2016 
@ PurpleHeart
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The Must Read BEST QUOTES Of Muhammad ALI The Great

The boxing legend died after he was hospitalized June 2 with respiratory issues that were complicated by his long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Formerly named Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. until he converted to Islam in 1964, he was loved the world over for the dozens of inspiring and hilarious quotes he said throughout his extraordinary life.

RCV takes a look back at thirty of the best Muhammad Ali quotes ever… ‘Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee, your hands can’t hit, what your eyes can’t see.’ – Prior to his fight against George Foreman in 1974.

I beat people up.’ 7) ‘Live every day like it’s your last because someday you’re going to be right.’ 8) ‘A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.’ 9) ‘I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale, handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick.

18) ‘Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.

26) ‘The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.’ 27) ‘He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.’ 28) ‘It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.’ The post The BEST Ever QUOTES Spoken By Muhammad ALI As The BOXING Legend DIES Aged 74 (Photos And Videos) appeared first on Real Cool Videos . 

Picture of Muhammad Ali in Boxers shorts & gloves.
Come on, hit me

Muhammad Ali's spoken word album from 1963; must read 

Read about it and more to the point, listen to the song.

 

In August 1963, Cassius Clay released a spoken word/musical LP titled "I Am The Greatest." This was before he became the heavyweight champion of the world and renamed himself Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam. Here is the title track from that album, which was also released as two different 7" singles. The first single's b-side was a song called "Will The Real Sonny Liston Please Fall Down," (released after Ali beat Liston), and the second was a cover of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me," both below: Read more

 

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Poem of the day courtesy of Poetry Foundation (Feeds)

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Audio Poem of the Day

Poem of the Day: Turning Forty (Wed, 19 Jun 2019)
At times it's like there is a small planet inside me. And on this planet, there are many small wars, yet none big enough to make a real difference. The major countries—mind and heart—have called a truce for now. If this planet had a ruler, no one remembers him well. All decisions are made by committee. Yet there are a few pictures of the old dictator— how youthful he looked on his big horse, how bright his eyes. He was ready to conquer the world. Reprinted from Cooweescoowee by permission of the author, whose most recent book is Paradise Refunded (Backwaters Press, 1998). Poem copyright © 2004 by Kevin Griffith. Source: Cooweescoowee(2004) Kevin Griffith Biography More poems by this author
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Poem of the Day: The Lake in Central Park (Tue, 18 Jun 2019)
It should have a woman's name, something to tell us how the green skirt of land                                            has bound its hips. When the day lowers its vermilion tapestry over the west ridge, the water has the sound of leaves shaken in a sack, and the child's voice that you have heard below                                                           sings of the sea. By slow movements of the earth's crust, or is it that her hip bones have been shaped by a fault of engineering? Some coquetry cycles this blue edge, a spring ready to come forth to correct                                     love's mathematics. Saturday rises immaculately. The water's jade edge plays against corn-colored picnic baskets, rose and lemon bottles, red balloons, dancers in purple tights, a roan mare out of its field. It is not the moment to think of Bahia and the gray mother with her water explanation. Not far from here, the city, a mass of swift water in its own depression, licks its sores. Still, I would be eased by reasons. Sand dunes in drifts. Lava cuts its own bed at a mountain base. Blindness enters where the light refuses to go. In Loch Lomond, the water flowers with algae and a small life has taken the name of a star. You will hear my star-slow heart empty itself with a light-swift pitch where the water thins to a silence. And the woman who will not be named screams in the birth of her fading away. Jay Wright, “The Lake in Central Park” from Transfigurations: Collected Poems (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000). Copyright © 2000 by Jay Wright. Reprinted with the permission of the author. Source: Transfigurations: Collected Poems(Louisiana State University Press, 2000) Jay Wright Biography More poems by this author
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Wise Sayings From The Great One; Bob Marley

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