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What We Have Gained (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

Among all that has been lost 
This is what we have gained: 
A destiny still on its course 
A horizon colorful as tomorrow
A future as bright as the stars 
A motivation to see an end 
An inspiration to become more 
An imitation of our decisions 
A reason to believe in a source 

Among all that has been lost 
We still have another day here 
We still have love to empower 
We still have souls to enrich 
We still have each other's hand 
We still have free verse to give 

With any loss comes knowledge 
For the idea of loss is a mirage 
Every breath is an opportunity 

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I’m Not a Nigger (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

You called me a “nigger” One word to rule me  Your word bullet of hate 
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