Not after beating Trump from the outside

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Q: And do you believe you’ll be running against former President Trump?

“Oh, come on. I don’t even think about — I don’t — I have no idea. I have no idea if there will be a Republican Party. Do you? I know you don’t have to answer my question, but, I mean, you know, do you?

I mean, look, this is — the way I view things — I’ve become a great respecter of fate in my life. …

Overwhelming and humbling in every sense

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In this momentous happy spring
the soul expands with possibilities
of miracles sprouting all around us
‘very good,’ says our Lord and King
nodding approval for tasks allotted,
signing a long-running bold signature
in black ink on an all-white parchment.

The icy cold winter is over;
it’s a widely rousing season
calling out ever loudly the end
of long shadowy hibernations
and the deprivations of scarcities,
and the flowers in the meadows
and in the countrysides sway
in the affirmations of new lives
and the joys of new beginnings.

Near the sunny sacred places four sparrows fly eastwards under the…

I will come for you

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The threatening storms will defiantly touch down
the seas will experience the furies of the whirlwind
your boats will be tossed about ready to turn over
the creatures in the water will hide away horrified
in the midst of the dangers, you know I’ll come for you

The pipes in the skies may burst to pour heavy torrents the rivers may overflow the banks and embankments huge gullies may then be dug as waters cover the earth the cars and trucks will stop and park off flooded roads if I have to swim with no…

In Solemn Gratefulness our Clasped Hands

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“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
— Henri Frederic Amiel

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

With all, we have been graciously granted we can only but undeservingly receive with our hearts warm and entreat our souls set aglow to see what we must do now that we've got…

I am told it’s our new beginning

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Love will last forever, forever
We can make it real, got to be real
Say you’ll leave me never, leave me never
We can truly feel what you feel
I feel like you back together, yeah, yeah, yeah

Younger and wiser
Time has shown the way
We’ve come full circle
To stay, yeah
— (Songwriters:) Lucas Reginald Grant / Mtume James

In a pleated long dress,
turtlenecked and long-sleeved,
her chestnut brown hair ponytailed
she sat calmly on the sofa knitting
her broad smile warm and welcoming
as I came in from my walk in the woods.

“I read it…

Now I am free as in very free at last

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I’m on top of the world
In front of the crowd, eh oh, eh oh oh
Smoke in the air, look at me now, eh oh, eh oh oh
Oh oh baby, oh oh baby
I’m on top of the world
In front of the crowd, eh oh, eh oh oh

Hmmn, looking back now, there’s no regrets
Moving forward, that’s all is left
Wouldn’t change a thing even if I could
I’m stronger now, which was for the…
— D’Banj

The muse is exhausted because she has to pour the water of inspiration, as well as make art herself…

He who scares and runs away will take the vaccine another day

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Rise up fallen fighters
Rise and take your stance again
’Tis he who fights and runs away
Live to fight another day
— Bob Marley

I was a dead man walking
Until I was a man walking with you
I was a blind man falling
Until I felt the life you’re calling me to
Pulling me out of the darkness and
Pulling me out of the lies
Putting the beat in my heart again
I was a dead man walking
Until you loved this dead man walking back to life
— (Songwriters:) Jordan Sapp / Jeremy Camp / Emily Weisband

His chances are far narrower than folks imagine

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Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
— Donald Trump

To the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way.
— Kamala Harris,

I can die a happy man, never having been President of the United States of America. But it doesn’t mean I won’t run.
— Joe Biden, CNN


It’s ok to wake me up and hold my hand

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Come hold my hand
and lead me through
the troughs and bumps
of your flower gardens,
show me the seedlings
and the cuttings awaiting
your tender transplanting,
show me the water cans
the pumps and the pipes,
the gloves and hand tools
the ashes and manure heaps —
then watch me closely and press
your flesh tightly against mine
and look deeply into my eyes
when I merge with the flowers
and appear to forget presences
that includes your very own.

When I stop talking to you and just perch at the edge of the close surroundings too surreal for…

Obinna Uruakpa

Brother. Igbo. Entrepreneur. Poet. Seeker.

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