Check It At The Door
Check It At The Door
This man opened the door
for equality and freedom for all
but before we could really walk thru
Too soon he received God's Call
What happened so long ago
If only we all could see
Was not done to you
Nor done by me.
We can only move on
learning from our mistakes
Remembering with each days end
there are no retakes.
We all have a fresh day
With each rising sun
But remember when it sets
what's done is done
So to think that hate or violence
is a way to settle injustice
Nothing was learned
From his words in abundance
Through his own words
peace and love was given
Yet today those words are tarnished
When hate is so driven
Peace among all
if we really dig deep
And oh it would be
such a treasure to keep
I believe today he would tell us
The only way for a point to score
Is to shed our hate and violence
And just check it at the door.
ღ KKD ღ
Authors Note May 2020
With all the violent rioting of today that
is being whitewashed as protesting
most of the participants were not even
born during this awesome wise man's life
so this write will probably mean nothing
to you. Yes he spoke mainly on the
rights for blacks but this man fought
so hard for justice for all. I was only
approaching adulthood when he was
taken from us. I was devastated when
he was shot. He had a huge impact
on me and my life. If I could ask one
thing of the youth today it would be
to listen to some of his speeches.
He said We Shall Overcome and by
That I don’t believe he meant the blacks
Would overcome any other race
But overcome (rise above) what had
been done to the black race. I KNOW
he did not mean to go out and loot
and burn your neighbors home or business.
When your anger to an injustice is dealt
with thru violence you beat yourselves.
Mr. King also said I Have A Dream
and I can promise you what is going
on today is not that dream....
Donna DeLong Matthews
The Gold Pen Ghost
All Rights Reserved
© January 2015
In Honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Just another Reflection of My ღ
Visit my Web Site
Reflections of My Heart
View All My Poems
ღ God asked me how long I planned on keeping you in my life.
I smiled and said...
How do I choose between always and forever...
But then I have found that's really not up to me... ღ
Abraham, Martin and John
© donnadelongmatthews - all rights reserved.