On the 43 Anniv. of MLK's Assassination

posted Apr 4, 2011, 10:34 AM by MLK Community Build

Dr. King was assassinated 43 years ago today in Memphis, Tennessee.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Gwendolyn Brooks 


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 it shall be spoken.

So it shall be done.

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