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Mayor Cory Booker Delivers Personal Poem "Sometimes" at NJPAC

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Mayor Cory Booker announces the Geraldine R. Dodge poetry festival will be returning to NJPAC this fall and recites a personal poem he wrote called "Sometimes" Sometimes the greatest strength is just putting your feet on the ground and telling the world: "I'm still here!" / And sometimes the greatest courage is in just walking out the door in spite of all your fear. Sometimes the greatest love is just you forgiving you / And sometimes the greatest loyalty is to yourself staying true. Sometimes the best fight is the one from which you walked away / And sometimes your best relationship is the one that despite it all, you just decided to stay. Sometimes the best prayers don't involve a single word / And sometimes the best leaders of all are the ones who are seen but never heard. Sometimes the biggest thing you can do is a small act of grace / And sometimes telling someone the truth without love is a cruel disgrace. Sometimes smiling is the greatest act of defiance / And sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance. Sometimes the best medicine is to just laugh until you cry / And sometimes the greatest wisdom comes from accepting you will just never know why. Sometimes just going to bed is the best antidote to trials and tribulations / And sometimes just being blessed to get up again and face it all, for one more day, is worthy of celebration. Official Website: http://www.corybooker.com Cory Booker on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/corybooker Cory Booker on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/corybooker Cory Booker on Google+: http://gplus.to/corybooker Cory Booker on Foursquare: http://www.foursquare.com/corybooker Cory Booker on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Cory-Booker-1 Cory Booker on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/corybooker Cory Booker on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/corybooker Join the Cory Booker Challenge! http://www.corybookerchallenge.com