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Sonia Sanchez Quotes: All poets, all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say, 'Something's wrong, let's change it for the better.'
         

All poets, all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say, 'Something's wrong, let's change it for the better.'


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