The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

Ideastream Week 23

Sing with Me the Essence of Humanity

Poetry Salvage

The silence in the City Hall was deafening
As we sang out We Shall Overcome
Polyester suits and narrow ties
Scanned us all with narrowed eyes
Helpless and struck dumb



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Caroline de Braganza

Wise Older Woman (WOW). Poetry, essays, humor. Passion for mental health, social justice, politics, culture, the world. Incorruptible and proud South African!