To Win (for Bob Marley’s Birthday, February 6th)

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Bob Nesta Marley, Siempre 
To Win (for Bob Marley’s birthday:  February 6th)
©2015 by Alice Walker

Be what they do not want:
Be thoughtful.
Be skilled at loving.
Be of good heart.
Be of the world tribe.
Who torments
The sacred
Rest of us
Lacks confidence
In his own
To stand
Even poor
And sing.