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Martin Luther King Jr. | The Kingdom – Free at Last?

Martin Luther King - Free at last yet?
President Lyndon B Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act Of 1964

The Kingdom – Free At Last – A Poem
by Ama Danesi

If this was not about life and death, it would be funny
to play the ‘find the odd one’ in the sea of faces and
tally wasted chances to speak up and make some noise.
Voice of words opened up a dreamer’s heart,
night visions sealed instructions.
Spiral recordings of fading ink in “I Have a Dream”
plays this day for a nation torn.

A dream of faith, for freedom without borders.
For a kingdom before Babel’s pride.
Its been one hundred years (in hell) and the Negro mind
still is not free while foxholes shelter browns and reds.
Ms. Jackson cried, “Tell them about the dream, Martin!”
I say, don’t bore us with chronicles.
Tell ’em blood of kings don’t shed to nourish the earth,
Tell ’em we’ve asked nicely, long enough.

martin luther king
Martin Luther King Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4th, 1968

Martin Luther King Jr.
Remembering  a great man of faith and a heart that hoped that we see each other from the inside out.

“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of good people.” Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Are we there yet?


2 thoughts on “Martin Luther King Jr. | The Kingdom – Free at Last?

  1. I’m impressed, I have to say. Rarely do I encounter a post that is both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you might have hit the nail on the head.


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