Toni Morrison Quotes

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Books are a form of political action.  Books are knowledge.  Books are reflection.  Books change your mind.

Let your face speak what’s in your heart.

Ohio-born Toni Morrison (1931-2019) experienced the ultimate tributes given any novelist when she received the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her ground-breaking novel BELOVED and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.  Her many awards and published works were a testament to her gifts as a writer.

Comic Book Super Heroes

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Remembering that a few friends read comic books

For me, I seldom even considered a passing look

Seeing many Super Heroes on display

I would rather venture outside to play

Imagining now the priceless treasures to be found

If I had buried these comic books under the ground


Superman’s nemesis, Lex Luthor, wants to take him down

Watch out Superman!  Kryptonite always makes you frown

The Man of Steel remains a long-time favorite to many


Batman pursues the horde of villains in Gotham City

The Joker and Catwoman will shudder—what a pity!

His caring human side chases many sinister fools


Wonder Woman brings a feminine touch to the scene

But her crime fighting skills make her no villain’s queen

She’s always dressed in patriotic red, white, and blue


The Flash frequently searches for Professor Zoom

Hopefully he won’t make Flash run too fast, too soon

Running too fast could atomize the speeding Flash


Reading comic books remains popular even now

Their Super Heroes always win and take a bow

Hiding behind everyday names:  Kent, Wayne, Prince, and Allen

Identities secretly hidden and unknown so none are ever misfallen

Facing a myriad of despicable villains each time

Young minds lost in many adventures so fine

Every Super Hero battles evil to the end

Villains, all of them, to jail they will send

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