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...that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it.
By the time he had hurt his fourth white man
Rudolph Reed was dead.
And so it was I entered the broken world
To trace the visionary company of love,
Morning has broken like the first morning,
blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Factory windows are always broken.
Somebody's always throwing bricks,
My spirit is broken, my days are extinct, the grave is ready for me.
A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
The human spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit--who can bear?
My days are swifter than a runner; they flee away, they see no good. They go by like skiffs of reed, like an eagle swooping on the ...
Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you will say, "I ha ...
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