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THE OTHER DAY AT RECESS by Kamilah Rashied

the other day at recess:


life is not about

what you can get

it's about what

you are willing to give

to your calling

to your purpose


the most generous

people I know

live modest lives


the most spiritually

bankrupt people

I have ever met

have an abundance

of material wealth


the most powerful

people I have crossed

paths with had little

to offer in the way

of an enduring knowledge


but children I encounter

leave me more vehemently

forged by my beliefs


it's never been more

important to be

who you were born to be


to recognise that you

come to the world

bearing gifts and

the task of like

is to give them away


July 2020