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If i can't do
what i want to do
then my job is to not
do what i don't want
to do

It's not the same thing
but it's the best i can

If i can't have
what i want .
then my job is to want what i've got and be satisfied that at least there is something more to want Since i can't go where i need to go .
then i must .
go where the signs point through always understanding parallel movement isn't lateral When i can't express what i really feel i practice feeling what i can express and none of it is equal I know but that's why mankind alone among the animals learns to cry

Poem by Nikki Giovanni
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