Ode To Martin Luther King Jr.
Dear Martin, you had to die so that your dream could live.
Yes Martin, you had the courage and love to give.
The words of your speeches and sermons, that
made the scriptures come alive are embedded in
our minds for ever.
The sound of your resonant, rhythmic voice that
portrayed the teachings of Jesus rings in our ears.
Your life was like a soldier=s. You had to fight,
though yours was non-violent.
We remember the boycotts, the marches, and the
protests, for which you were put in jail, many times.
This never daunted your persistence. You continued
the war against crime.
Today we love you, we honor you. We thank God
for your life. You lived, worked, fought, suffered
and even died to make the lives of others better.
Although you have been banished from our sight,
the love in our hearts for you will never be removed.
Only God can reprove.
You could not truly rest here in this world of sin.
So God called you home where you can peacefully repose
with the saints of glory without end.