“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without …”

Art of Quotation

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“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

– Thomas Jefferson. 1743-1826,  American, president, statesman, writer, philosopher


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Gifted – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Hope is a helium balloon. It is a wish lantern set out into the dark sky of night.”  Sharon Weil

Gifted

I want to laugh
as infectious giggles fill the air
a family,
its youngest gifted a balloon,
so enthralled, excited
running carefree,
trusting, or was it forgetting
with a letting go
just to see it floating,
the child was sad and crying,
but I really understood that balloon,
and I held it in my heart
gifted by its freedom.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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