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The Daily Poetry Movement

It will come as no surprise to many of you that I am an art geek. So it will not surprise you that I enjoy spending days at art museums sniffing paintings to learn the smell of monets, posadas, van goghs and other class warriors. Nor will it surpise you that I look at religious drawings of Jesus just to learn the faces of the slave holders, the class enslavers...
Lenin
Lenin walks around
the world.
Frontiers cannot bar him.
Neither barracks
nor barricades impede.
Nor does barbed wire
scar him.

Lenin walks around
the world.
Black, brown and white
receive him.
Language is no barrier.
The strangest tongues
believe him.

Lenin walks around
the world.
The sun sets like a scar.
Between the darkness and
the dawn
There rises a red star.


—Langston Hughes