A Poem for MLK Day

Courage to stand and speak truth

To power that has the power to speak lies

Lies within a heart of love for neighbor over self

 

All those who speak have God’s image 

And God with the most power

Speaks truth to those he calls his neighbors

To those he died for

 

So we speak like a man with a dream

Not one that passes when we

Rub the sleep out of our eyes

But one eternal dream

 

A never-fading, always real dream

That all men are created equal

Not by man’s spoken word

But by God’s