by any means

by any means – a poem

I was a college student in 1992

Kent State historical in its own right for the shooting of four protestors exercising their first amendment

Malcolm X was also a man exercising his right to be black in America

1992, a movie premiere.

Three glorious hours about this leader who gave an alternative voice to a people, some of whom saw no end of the struggle in sight.

Then the Oscars roll around.

Spike Lee was played


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march thirty one: a late poem remembering MLK #NaPoWriMo

On April 4th we commemorate the life and untimely death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here’s the short  poem I wrote this past Saturday. I didn’t get a chance to post it on that day.  See the original poem also on Twitter.

April 4.
Remember #MLK.
Honor his life,
his work,
his legacy
by seeking justice.
@napowrimo2015 #Poetry

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