The Rousing Poem That Helps Lynn Whitfield Stay Present

Season 6 Episode 606
Aired on 08/23/2017 | CC tv-pg
Actress Lynn Whitfield has many role models she looks to for inspiration in her life, but writer and actress Ruby Dee is one of her standouts. In fact, Lynn says she often turns to one particular poem that was a favorite of the Hollywood pioneer, declaring that it helps her stay present and find healing amid life's chaos and uncertainties:

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.
The 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 vast, don't fear it.
Is faith asleep? Let's wake it.
Because today is ours, let's take it.

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