American poet and actress Beah Richards passed away in 2000 at the age of 80. One of her contributions to the world is the following poem:
Today is ours. Let’s live it.
And love is strong. Let’s give it.
A song can help. Let’s sing it.
And peace is dear. Let’s bring it.
The past is gone. Don’t rue it.
Our work is here. Let’s do it.
Our world is wrong. Let’s right it.
The battle is hard. Let’s fight it.
The road is rough. Let’s clear it.
The future is vast. Don’t fear it.
Is faith asleep? Let’s wake it.
Today is ours. Let’s take it.