Quiet Poetry Lounge : Today In Heaven

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, May 3, 2001.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Today in Heaven
    Four black girls
    Three of them young teenagers actually
    Playing with the angels, smiling
    Giggling as young girls do

    Had they remained on earth
    They would be in their early 50's
    Perhaps still living in Birmingham
    Children of their own
    Would have listened to their tales of the struggle

    But a hate filled bomb sent them to God
    As they met to pray
    In a church on 16th Street
    Like Joan of Arc
    They died just before the pain
    No need for them to suffer
    God is good like that

    I'm sure they don't even know
    The earthly headlines of Yesterday
    "1963 Church Bomber Convicted"
    But today in heaven
    Four young black girls
    Denise McNair, Carole Robertson,
    Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesly
    Are smiling a little wider
    Laughing a little louder
    Playing a little harder
    Today in heaven

    BE
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    HeartBeat

    This is a very nice tribute to the Birmingham Four~ Loved the way you captured the essence of heaven for them, and for us!

    Thank you.
     
  3. Afridancr

    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is beautiful...:)
     
  4. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A beautiful memorial poem

    May we always remember the price that was paid for our freedom. It is poems like this one, that will always remind us to be appreciative of the freedoms we have today.
    Thanks for letting us experience their heartbeat...once more.
    I was just a little girl, but I remember the pain though at that time, I could not explain it. Still, I can not explain it.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this bring tearful yet joy but not forgotten .
    very nice tribute
     
  6. Auroraflower

    Auroraflower Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i was attracted by the titel...





    it supprised me...



    deep and beautifull..


    there is sadness joy and liberation in it in it...







    Loveauroraflower:heart:
     
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