A Moment Of Silence

18 January, 2010 § 2 Comments

I wrote this poem in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday. Today marks 30 years of Michigan State University recognizing Dr. King and his legacy. We’ve made a lot of victories in those thirty years, but we have a lot more victories to come. The road ahead doesn’t have an end, but many victorious victories lie along it’s route.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at MSU

A moment of silence
A moment of silence
With one camera flash,
the picture reminded us
of
A fist clenched tight
Eyes wide open
Attention is focused
Barriers were broken
So much love
Replaced so much hate
A dream stopped short,
We lose another great
A moment of silence
A moment of silence
With one gun blast
Fills the world with violence
Rest in peace Dr. MLK Jr.
We can't sit idle, your dream is our future

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§ 2 Responses to A Moment Of Silence

  • A.J. says:

    “With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • msujaws says:

    Yes, a quote from his most famous speech. Thanks :)

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