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The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior

(if alive...though way up in years,
the cherished divine endearing gent,
would nonetheless captivate ears
of all colors with hearty, gracious cheers,
yet though long since gone to dust,
his posthumous belated birthday still registers blares.)

Two score and eleven years ago come
April fourth, two thousand nineteen
father of civil rights movement the, 

Reverend Martin Luther King Junior honored
as benevolent demigod figure to the 

oppressed African American population
without whose bold risks and subsequent 

assassination April fourth
ninety sixty eight at the hands of a crazed 
gunman (James Earl Ray), 

wrought empowerment advancing dreams
of slaves recent descendents
allowing, enabling and providing 

once attainable aspirations
only bestowed upon the self anointed 

masters and early settlers
of the virginal North 

American contiguous land mass
yet…generations prior to this 
prestigious public personality

Abolitionists pitted themselves against
the institution of slavery
incrementally raising awareness 

per the abomination
forced servitude incurred

on those shackled
thus setting the stage for this 

grandson of A.D. Williams,
a rural parsonage, who 
ministered spiritual support

for the small congregation 
(initially only thirteen members)
comprising attendants at Ebenezer Baptist 
Church in Atlanta Georgia
setting precedent for freedom 

(at risk of life and limb)
against scourge of
racial prejudice courtesy 

of sharecropper grand parents
whose objection to racial segregation based

on an affront to the will of God
whereby the young 

whip smart precocious lad, 
(whose impact we now memorialize)
showed his true colorful promise, 

when a young student at
Liberal Crozer Theological Seminary 

in Chester, Pennsylvania

where the yet uncrowned eminent King
came under the influence
of theologian Reinhold 

Niebuhr, a classmate 
of his father's at Morehouse College

who became a mentor
by exposing his protégée
to liberal views of theology
planting the seeds of ardent 

activism that gave rise to

The Southern Christian
Leadership Conference (SCLC)
an initial platform hoisting his status as 

thee most articulate orator
spelling binding the listeners 

with his soaring metaphors
about his emphatic march
to a promised land 

where all men/women 
could be brothers/sisters

and no person will be judged
by the color of his/her skin
raising morale of many dirt poor ebony 

(and lighter skin toned) masses 
to feel a glimmer of hope!

 

 

Comments1

  • Candlewitch

    may the good man's light forever shine! today is his day, long live his memory!!!

    *hugs, Cat

    p.s.
    thanks for posting this.

    • rew4er2nail

      i admire your style (reed hair) plus thee swiftly tailored choice of couture. generally, the aura, asper the charming, enticing, and glowing harmonica melody about a lovely gal, whose digital presence graces cyberspace.



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