Black Poetry : Remembering MLK, Jr.

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

    ~Martin Luther King, Jr.~


    He was all about courage, this preacher man’s son
    Things needed to change
    Someone had to step up
    He was the one

    He wasn’t alone in this most noble fight
    There were many others blazing the path
    For decency, civil, and human rights

    But of all the high profile leaders of that time
    It was Martin Luther King who stands out in my mind
    To deep-south blacks masses he introduced pride
    Behind his middle class pulpit in Atlanta GA
    Martin Luther King, Jr. did not hide

    He walked through the hate filled streets of Selma and Montgomery
    Even Jackson Mississippi, a most undesirable place
    Martin met Jim Crow head on
    Wiping the blood and spit from his face

    For a black man to do what he did when and where he did it
    It took the kind of courage I pray my children will have
    To step up when the odds are against them
    To fight for change when change isn’t wanted

    To the table of life with all of its problems
    I hope it is more than intelligence they bring
    I hope they bring inner strength and righteous courage
    Like this American hero, Martin Luther King

    BE
     
  2. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As always

    You come in such a way that always provokes thought. Versatile Poet. Yes, I am a shameless fan ~ but you are deserving. This scribe is so worthy of Dr. King. And it isn't surprising.

    Brilliant!

    SWT
     
  3. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Shadee,
    Now this was a warrior.. A great man.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    HEARTBEAT

    Amen brutha our MLK was a man of great vision
    a man of love a man of wisdom making noise
    in his honor i kneel in all respect to dis leader

    now in his steps many walk da path
    a true Legacy in spirit touching my soul right now
    let dis Day of history live .......Thank u BE.....:heart: :D
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice tribute. The brother 's spirit never dies. Thus, we keep striving forward.

    blak
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank You

    A poetic tribute to a brave and great man...may he never be misplaced in the minds of our black youths.
    Beautifully and thoughtfully written, Heartbeat.
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE

    Such a well written tribute to Dr. King!

    Thank you.

    N2
     
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