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The Chosen Three

If I had to choose three people who have influenced my life
Through time and space,
I think their diverse backgrounds would be the big surprise, 
Yet they all were able to keep their humanity,
Their sense of humour,
And their powder dry,
To make it through the pain barrier 
Despite what was thrown at them from their friends,
As well as their enemies,
And ultimately to be remembered with Love and respect by most.

The first a woman who most had written off as being incapable,
Of anything more complicated than breathing in and out by all but a few,
A woman who fought to be heard and seen as a person in her own rite,
A woman who had to cope with those close to her deciding,
How much she needed to be protected from those people who might hurt her.
Yet we can google amazing quotes from her and her struggle has been immortalised.
For those who haven't guessed her name was Helen Keller.

The second a man who was considered past his use by date by date
And an impediment to the advancement of peace,
Yet in retrospect is considered the saviour of the modern democracies,
With many films and books still coming out on his life and times.
Churchill was his name.

The third a man who had to overcome racism and brutality,
To unite a Nation.
A man who is now written into history,
As an example to those who seek to override the influence of hate
And prejudice in society.
If I mention Nelson his surname should be obvious to all.  

The thing that separates these three from the rest for me
Is that they all had or developed a sense of purpose,
That helped focus their energies in the most positive way,
To keep them in the game,
When others were falling by the wayside. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 4/24/2018 7:37:00 AM
Winston was a true leader. All his quotes are good, strong, entertaining. Although, I have to say his quote "Empires of the mind are the empires of the future", gives one pause to think where does that leave us at present .... I wonder what Winston would make of the world leaders today. Hopefully our young will lead with clearer and stronger minds from the lessons learned from our mistakes.
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David Smith
Date: 4/24/2018 4:12:00 PM
His quote "If the present sits in judgement on the past, it will lose the future" seems to be oh so true. I think he would look for the one who is yet to emerge who will carry us through hopefully. He knew what Hitler was about so maybe he the one who will give us the most trouble. Best regards David
Date: 4/11/2018 9:23:00 AM
Three very different yet very strong people in their own ways. Thank you for this little glimpse inside of you David.
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Date: 4/11/2018 4:31:00 PM
You are welcome FJ. Churchill made a not very well known quote when he had to assemble his war cabinet which is very relevant today 'If the present sits in judgement on the past it will lose the future'.