Since this post has been particularly popular during this Black History month and I have added a much needed wake-up call to this poem that is so popular then by all means, keep reading! You NEED to!
For Martin Luther King Jr., Day
People say we’ve come so far.
It all depends on who you are.
There’s been no other to fill your shoes.
Today, you’ll again make headline news.
Would you be pleased at what you see?
Is your dream a reality?
No, your dream is not alive! It crumbled into dust.
And all that’s left to show for it is just another bust.
The vibrant voice is stilled, mere echoes of the past.
Your dream did not live on, a net you tried to cast.
The battle rages on as hate will never rest.
And men who lack in courage will always fail the test.
Who rings the bell for freedom and human rights for all
while men cease to stand and to corporations crawl?
Who will ignite the spark and watch the fire burn?
And who will just sit back and say, “no, it’s…
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