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He Was Right (poem)
By Larry Booth
In 1967 I despised Muhammad Ali. I believed the Vietnam war was a just cause. He believed the war unjust.
I was drafted and went willingly. He was drafted and refused to go.
I went to war. He went to court.
I came back to America and was shunned. He came back to the ring and was celebrated.
I was bitter. He was arrogant.
But he was right. And I was wrong.