In the past I lived in another world.
My special purpose never unfurled.
I always answered to child, wife or mother.
Non-exclusive labels; I dreamed of another.
I want to thank this lofty Commission.
As I accept this prize from my new position,
Tonight I stand before you a poet.
And believe it or not
By God, I still don't know it.
— by Cappy Hall Rearick
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