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Suppose

Be the Change Poems, Prayers and Meditations for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers

By Stephen M Shick

From Skinner House Books

Designed to inspire and sustain activists and others who are working for a better world. Brimming with poignant and inspirational quotations and verse from Jesus to Shakespeare to Edna St. Vincent Millay, Rachel Carson and Maya Angelou.

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Suppose you scrub your ethical skin until it shines,
but inside there is no music,
then what?

—Kabir

Suppose you cried a thousand years for a child who died
when she drank bad water.

Suppose you organized a great movement
to clean the water.

Suppose you carried the first filled glass
to the child's sister.

Suppose you lifted it to her lips.

Suppose you watched her dive into the glass,
splash, and swim on.

About the Author

Stephen M Shick

The Rev. Stephen Shick is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. He also served our congregations in Haverhill, MA and Portland, ME. Nationally he served our faith as the founding Director of UU Peace Network and Director of the UU Service Committee's U.S. Programs...

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