Monday, January 19, 2009

Poem: Dr. King

I wrote this poem a couple of years ago after watching a PBS special on Dr. Martin Luther King. Since our country celebrated his life and dream today, and will witness the Presidential inauguration of Barack Obama tomorrow, I thought tonight was a good time to publish it.

Dr. King
By Lou SciaroniApril 30, 2006

From Selma
To Montgomery
From fear he didn’t run
The concerns of the many
Were greater than the one

He sought
What should be granted
The chains removed again
To live and work on merit
And to be treated as they are men

For justice
And true freedom
Not perfect, but all he gave
And his service to the lowly
Has not ended at his grave

So let us
All remember
That brothers are all of men
Whether black or white, all tones of skin
Lest hate’s shadow will fall again