The Lyric – Poems of Struggle & Justice – Dedicated to M.L.King, Jr.

Written by on January 18, 2010

What a day for the inaugural “Lyric” feature. On a day where we celebrate the life of a man who spoke so eloquently in defense of justice. Whose own lyrics have shaped the minds and fabric of America. I invite all that command the gift of verse to read, and share.

We begin with a piece simply entitled:

Martin Luther King Jr.

A man went forth with gifts.

He was a prose poem.

He was a tragic grace.

He was a warm music.

He tried to heal the vivid volcanoes.

His ashes are…..reading the world.

His Dream still wishes to anoint

the barricades of faith and of control.

His word still burns the center of the sun, above the thousands and the hundred thousands.

The word was justice. It was spoken.

So shall it be spoken.

So it shall be done.

-Gwendolyn Brooks

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