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Feedback Friday #2

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

Darius is back with a new Gwendolyn Brooks piece for Feedback Friday! Watch it here!

Today's Feedback Friday Piece:

Patrick Bouie of Cabrini Green

What is devout is never to forget.

Never to shelve the value and the beauty.


Vivid. Valid. Lyrical.

We cannot reach,

We cannot touch.

The radiant richness that was Patrick

Cannot be reached again, cannot be hugged.

Cannot be visited.

What is devout is never to forget

that he was with us for a little while.

Our splendor.

Our creative spirit.

Our sparkling contribution. Our

flash of Influence interrupted.

Our Interrupted Man.

- Gwendolyn Brooks

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