Martin .....My Friend. MLK.

Martin Luther......my friend I remember the days
that you too fell in the good fight
And so much was lost for us all
back we went to the darkness of night

I could not nor can I still excuse the
behavior of the worst of man
Except to tell you now ......we heard your call
and we tried to understand

You .....the only voice of reason .....
spoke with such eloquence
And your voice was strong too
we all got the relevence

We all heard the words of the non
violence you proposed
Some even found the courage to march
a rainbow of colors composed

And now they have named a day for you
A day! ........a piece of all time......
Maybe one day for real .....your words
can change the evils of the mind

But you rest well my friend.......you're
among the best there in the sky
Untill once again we on earth can listen
for you......when we all come to lie

Who can listen to the echoes of your
words now and not have believed
Peace like the river flowing......
of all men ......your love concieved

Martin ...." I Believe".............you won.
Now go rest high on that mountain.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

wow, ahorseback, what a moving, beautiful piece! superb!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Your powerful words about Martin Luther flow with ease. What a beautiful and loving tribute to a man who will never be forgotten. Thank You:)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Tnderhrt, Thank you my dear ! Its not hard to praise someone who gave so much to his fellow man , all men.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Minne , Thank you, We will never forget will we.


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

This is a beautiful tribute to a very brave man. We are indeed one and one day I pray, as he did, as you do, as all men should that we will be Free At Last! I Believe right there with you and Dr King that we can over come!

Thank you for this post my friend it is beautiful.

Laurie


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie , thats it I didn't want to ask for your name , I knew it once! Ha. I'm so terrible with names. Thank you , I could have known you would appreciate this. With you're soul.


daddysgirl 5 years ago

I watched the news tonight and a young man was doing his speech. As tears welled up in eyes, I almost envied this young man for such strength. I mean how do you quote such a remarkable, noble and all loving man and hold it all together. Sometimes I think my heart way exceeds my strength! Beautifully written dad!!


daddysgirl 5 years ago

I watched the news tonight and a young man was doing his speech. As tears welled up in eyes, I almost envied this young man for such strength. I mean how do you quote such a remarkable, noble and all loving man and hold it all together. Sometimes I think my heart way exceeds my strength! Beautifully written dad!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

He was a great man , and only a human man at the same time, history will judge him kindly . He gave as much for this country as the finest warrior , as the greatest political leader we have had. There are those like MLK , Abe Lincoln , John Kennedy , who sacrifice it all for others. As even a cook in a soup kitchen , or a nurse in a hospital. There are many heros, most we never hear about. They used to call them "the great moral majority",Thats why I have a lot of faith in man . We will overcome.oxoxoxoxo.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

My only problem is it took me awhile to realize you were referring to Martin Luther King, and not Martin Luther who started the Lutheran church.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Dahoglund , I guess I should have made that clearer. Thanks.

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