A dead man’s dream

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It seems that I have a knack for finding hard words.  Some would argue that life is a challenge but I have found that there is no life apart from challenge. So hear the words of Carl Wendell Hines Jr.:

Now that he is safely dead,

Let us praise him.

Build monuments to his glory.

Sing Hosannas to his name.

 

Dead men make such convenient heroes.

For they cannot rise to challenge the images

That we might fashion for their lives.

It is easier to build monuments

Than to build a better world.

 

So now that he is safely dead,

We, with eased consciences will

Teach our children that he was a great man,

Knowing that the cause for which he

Lived is still a cause

And the dream for which he died is still a dream.

A dead man’s dream.

 

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