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Most people remember Leonard Nimoy as the man who made “Live Long and Prosper” a household phrase. But he was more than just an actor.

In his spare time, Nimoy also wrote poetry. Here are a few of his more thought-provoking poems.

A silence with you

A silence with you
Is not
a silence

But a moment rich
with peace

If love can be

If love can be withdrawn


It never was

My love for you is not a gift
To you
It is a gift
To me

I am convinced

I am convinced
That if all mankind
Could only gather together
In one circle
Arms on each other’s shoulders
And dance, laugh and cry
together
Then much
of the tension and burden
of life
Would fall away
In the knowledge that
We are all children

Needing and wanting
Each other’s
Comfort and
Understanding
We are all children
Searching for love

Because

Because
I have known despair
I value hope

Because
I have tasted frustration
I value fulfillment

Because
I have been lonely
I value love

I may not be

I may not be

I may not be the fastest
I may not be the tallest
Or the strongest

I may not be the best
Or the brightest

But one thing I can do better
Than anyone else…

That is

To be me

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