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A Taste of Poetry

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On December - 3 - 2013

Poet’s Corner

(Poetry by Juanita Bratcher)

The System Never Fails

You can’t beat the system

The system’s as old as apple pie

It knows all the tricks of the trade

And its powers you will never defy


So don’t think for one moment

That the system can be skated around

Because those who tried to buck the system

Found it to be profoundly sound


No matter who sits at the helm

They must bend to the system in place

And when they get too big for the system

It’s the system that will win the race


With all its faults, the system will always prevail

And any dream to knock it down, undoubtedly is destined to fail

The system is strong and sound, rock solid at its best

And no one can muster the power to put it to the ultimate test

Copyright (C)  By Juanita Bratcher


Never Give Up On Freedom

No matter how hard the struggle

No matter how long the fight

Never give up on your efforts

To make sure freedom is everybody’s right


Never give up on freedom

Be determined to bring change about

Never turn your head and ignore injustices

Or fumble the ball when in doubt


Sometimes the battle may seem quite laden

At times it may seem quite off-cue

But always hold on to perseverance

Because perseverance and determination will see you through


Never give up on freedom

Never give up on your dream to bring change about

Always stay focused and determined

And make sure your mind is free of any doubt

Copyright (C)  By Juanita Bratcher

Juanita Bratcher is an Award-Winning Journalist, the Publisher of www.copylinemagazine.com and the author of several books, songwriter and poet. She has been a Journalist for more than 37 years covering politics, education and a wide-range of other topics.


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Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

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