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    Born two hundred years ago today




    You Felons on Trial in Courts. by Walt Whitman

    YOU felons on trial in courts;
    You convicts in prison-cells—you sentenced assassins, chain’d and
    hand-cuff’d
    with
    iron;
    Who am I, too, that I am not on trial, or in prison?
    Me, ruthless and devilish as any, that my wrists are not chain’d with iron, or my
    ankles
    with
    iron?

    You prostitutes flaunting over the trottoirs, or obscene in your rooms,
    Who am I, that I should call you more obscene than myself?

    O culpable!
    I acknowledge—I exposť!
    (O admirers! praise not me! compliment not me! you make me wince,
    I see what you do not—I know what you do not.)

    Inside these breast-bones I lie smutch’d and choked;
    Beneath this face that appears so impassive, hell’s tides continually run;
    Lusts and wickedness are acceptable to me;
    I walk with delinquents with passionate love;
    I feel I am of them—I belong to those convicts and prostitutes myself,
    And henceforth I will not deny them—for how can I deny myself?
    "It is a foolish man who believes that he possesses all of the answers unless he is absolutely certain that he has heard all of the questions." - me

    "At some point when you create yourself to make it, you're going to have to either let that creation go and take a chance on being loved or hated for who you really are, or you're going to have to kill who you really are and fall into your grave grasping a character you never were." - Jim Carrey

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    We are all brothers and sisters in humanity. We are all made from the same dust of stars. We cannot be separated because all life is interconnected.

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    We are all brothers and sisters in humanity. We are all made from the same dust of stars. We cannot be separated because all life is interconnected.

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    We are all brothers and sisters in humanity. We are all made from the same dust of stars. We cannot be separated because all life is interconnected.

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