Beverly Cialone sent me this poem. Thank you, Beverly.
I post this poem every year in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. May his work, his vision, and the impact he had on the US, if not the entire world, never be forgotten.
A Poem about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many years ago, he had a dream
But in his lifetime it wasn’t seen.
His words of wisdom
That rang pure and true
Were lost on the deaf ears of many
Who couldn’t change their views.
That black was bad and white was right
But this great leader
Didn’t give up the fight.
He knew it was coming
He just didn’t know the day
But that didn’t stop him
From what he had to say.
Equal rights and freedom
Regardless of color
Unfettered love is what he wanted
From one to another.
The bullet that took him
Some wished it to be
Years afterwards, some still refuse to see.
That past present and future, his words were true
All he wanted was equality
For me and you.
Copyright © 2014 by Beverly Cialone