Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
This article introduced me to Nella Larsen. I love being an “always student”! It’s a great read and you may meet someone new too!
She’s heard more eulogies than poetry so I wrote this for her.
Amidst the sips of licorice tea, I asked her
“what would she do differently.”
She replied she’d “love as fearlessly as she fought
take more time,
soak the greens instead of rinse ’em”
research his heart as she did antiquity.
She truly believed that for years she had a melody
but never a song
“conquer your souls duality” she told me
the world is depending on you to love
Nikki Skies, ©2007 Published in anthology of “His Rib: Stories Poems & Essays by HER” by Penmanship Publishing Group