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WITH A STRONG HAND

Dr. T. Pinnock 1962 (Hartford, Ct)



Die and with the devil in hell.
Die and with hate of you in your heart.
Die and with the hand of love.
Live and with the devil in your heart.
Live and with hate in the corner of your eye.
Live and with love in your mind
Or sit in a world
Of death of air.

Theodore Arthur Pinnock
Age 13
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Submitted by dr_pinnock on July 08, 2021

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Dr. T. Pinnock

Dr. Pinnock first wrote poetry in the institution he resided in inside a classroom at 8 years old. The typewriter was old and manual with a keyguard. A keyguard is a device with an opening for each key to prevent a person lacking fine motor skills from accidentally hitting a key. Dr. Pinnock was granted permission to use the class alone. He labored there typing for hours ignoring his cerebral palsy. Dr. Pinnock grew up with his family until August of 1970. Poverty forced his parents to make him a ward of the State of Connecticut. more…

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