Seeming pale and miniscule.
What to say would never be enough–
I’m sorry, immediately comes to mind.
Gone before your time,
How different might things have been
Or maybe nothing would have changed at all.
Narrow-mindedness and prejudice
Cannot be cured with words or pills.
Sadly your dream has still not been realized.
There are those that claim your struggle to be ancient history,
That you are equal, that you got everything you wanted.
This bile comes from the mouths of fools.
Why should any of this have been necessary,
In the eyes of God were you not always equal?
Why should you have had to be given anything,
Were not your rights endowed by the Lord God?
Only man–in his need to subjugate
Would be so arrogant as to play the Almighty!
This day of remembrance has not opened the eyes of many,
They find it a frivolous and inconvenient interruption.
Capitalism goes on with nary a missed step,
As profits never take a holiday,
How sad and disrespectful this is.
Dearest Dr. King, I am so terribly sorry.
There are no excuses for the tragedy of your death.
There are no excuses for the racism and ignorance that persists.
There are no excuses for your unfulfilled dream.
Thank God your words still resonate,
Thank God your message is still oft repeated,
For one day maybe the scourge that exists amongst us will die,
Turning your dream of so long ago
Into the reality that it was always destined to be.
God Bless You Dr. Martin Luther King
And with profound sadness,
I wish you a Happy Birthday.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
I love this, Dom. Thank you.
My pleasure my friend, I’m very glad that you liked it.
Well said Dom, and so heartfelt. Thank you for this.
Thank you Nicodemas, I had been thinking about what to say in honor of Dr. King and this just seemed appropriate to me.
what words to learn reality!
Thank my friend.
Powerful! Well said.
Thank you Carrie, I appreciate it.
A really fitting tribute. Maybe one day the dream.
Maybe though unfortunately we seem to be taking a step back here in the states.