In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I’m reposting this tribute piece that I wrote last year. My hope is that not only will we keep Dr. King’s dreams alive, but that we’ll also bring them to fruition.
Dear Dr. Martin Luther King,
I don’t mean to bother you
While you’re up there soaring
On your well deserved angel wings
I just wanted to talk to you
You know, say a few things
It might seem that this world
Has forgotten you at first glance
But that would never happen sir
No, not a chance
You see Dr. King,
You taught us a great deal while you were here
You showed us there was light in the dark
And taught us there was bravery in fear
Dr. King, this surely is your day
But I would never want you to assume
That it’s the only one
In which I remember you this way
You see, I took your lessons to the heart
So it doesn’t matter
That we’re now far apart
I know things here are looking ominous and scary
I know that many hearts
Are full of fear
And souls are weary
And though the hour
In the history of this world
Is growing late
I know we’ll be just fine Dr. King
Because you taught us
To find the love in hate
Thank you for shining your light
Into this world dear Dr. King
You did more good
Than you could ever know
And you sure did earn
Those angel wings.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017.
Art credited to Raymond L. Warfield Jr.
*Sorry this is a day late. Had trouble when attempting to post it yesterday.