Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Always and Forever

10 Apr

In honor of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. who was taken from us 50 years ago. All I can say is this:

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.











50 years

like yesterday

motel. balcony. sky.

remembrance of reading book

was it elementary school when

I turned pages

got queasy from

birds-eye view of crew cut

blond bristles exposing pale skull

eye glasses, gun rising

hands up don’t shoot

didn’t see it coming

except night before

you intimated

we’d have to

go on without you

but how

when you led us

mountaintop full of hope


thine eyes have

seen the glory


grateful, reverent

reverend king

dream not deferred


what would you preach today

what salve soothes

seeing arms not linked, but

not german shepherds

hoses spraying in selma, but

hands up don’t shoot


instead: teargas, tanks, rubber bullets

over ferguson

bodies of young men,

boys, women

falling from balconies

armed with dreams

of living while

walking while black

dreams of

not being

pulled over

felled not by

officers with dogs

but officers with real bullets

now you have birds-eye view

you see the voices of

the unheard

rise up

once again

you see fannie

pass the baton to

alicia, patrisse, opal

you see your principles

in action in streets

across this make

america great again nation

and see the jail letter

still holds water

salt water tears

stream down cheeks

us missing you martin

live on everlasting promise of

promised land

I promised you

I wouldn’t forget

and told my daughters

to promise

to remember

when they march

the streets

arms linked

with fellow students

so that one day

your dream for them

comes true


One Response to “Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Always and Forever”

  1. Sherry Gordon April 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Dear Wendy Jane,

    Well, hi, there, Wendy Jane, and greetings and salutations to you and to you AND FOR VERY ESPECIALLY FOR YOU FOR ALWAYS, my awesomely precious and dearly special FOR ALWAYS soul sistahfriend white and Jewish sistahfriend who you’re FOR ALWAYS so, so very much!!!!! AWWWWWW, my so, so very sweet sistah, Wendy Jane, my dear, dearest, precious white sistah you’ve just gone straight to this black woman’s very heart and spirit so moving and touching my very heart and spirit with your so, so very beautiful, engaging, and endearing words here in such an honor and memorial for our late, great The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and just as usual as always once again very graciously and generously sharing, showing, and telling of your so, so very dearest and great, special, sweet, and precious love for us as YOUR VERY OWN and YOUR VERY HEART as your black sistahs and brothahs, Wendy Jane!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 AWWWWWW, my so, so very sweet Jewish sistah, YOU have just made me cry such tears of such sheer and blessed joy with my very heart and spirit soaring and leaping for such blessed joy from your very loving, sensitively caring, heartfelt, openhearted, and warmhearted words here!!!! WOW!!!!! And you have so honored all that we face, endure, and experience as your black people like with mentioning, acknowledging, recognizing, affirming, and validating and supporting us in such a grandly great empowering way by so dearly writing about some of the very many vast atrocities against us that we have so sadly and infuriatingly have had to deal with, sistah!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! AWWWWWW, my so, so very sweet sistah, YOU are such a so, so very right on, wondrously wonderful soul sistahfriend white woman, Wendy Jane, and it is very special and precious, wonderful white women like YOU who just keep this black woman keep on keeping on in keeping my very faith and hope alive with such a sweetly enduring, FOR ALWAYS abiding positive optimism, sistahfriend!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 WOW!!!!! WOW here!!!!! Sister, I just cannot find all of the words to so, so very deeply convey here how I so love your so, so very precious and darling words here and I just cannot find enough superlatives for how I so, so very much love your very beautiful, brilliantly beautiful words here with this wonderful, outstanding blog post article here!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 Sistahfriend, I've been shedding such tears of such sheer blessed joy from the sheer beauty of your words and just knowing how so, so very much YOU love ME as your black sistahfriend, and also just how so, so very much you love and cherish your other black sistahs and brothahs, and I just so, so very much love and cherish YOU, Wendy Jane, FOR ALWAYS, AND YOU MY SO, SO VERY DARLING WHITE SISTAHFRIEND ARE MY VERY, VERY HEART!!!!!! Thank God I, and we, have YOU as our very steadfast, courageous, dedicated, diligently conscientious white anti-racist woman, ally, writer, thinker and doer in the very great spirit of unity and doer as our just absolutely AWESOME and FANTASTIC sisterfriend, Wendy Jane!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 WOW, I just so, so very much appreciate YOU, sistah, and YOU are my very life's and eternal blessings and such a joyous blessing for me AND FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US AS YOUR SO, SO VERY DEAREST AND DARLING BLACK SISTAHS AND BROTHAHS!!!!!!! WOW, Wendy Jane, WOW!!!!! WOW here!!!!!! WOW, I thank God all of the time for having you in my very life and as such a huge presence in my very life just thanking Spirit continually FOR YOU, my darling sistahfriend, Wendy Jane!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 WOW, YAY for YOU, Wendy Jane!!!!! WOW!!!!! YAY!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!! YAY for our very sistahhood and friendsWhip, Wendy Jane!!!!! WOW!!!!! YAY!!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!! WOW, sister, YOU ARE JUST THE VERY GREATEST AND THE BEST, Wendy Jane!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 Please have such a wondrously wonderful Wednesday, rest of your week and weekend ahead, and may all of your very days be so, so very especially blessed!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 God so, so very much loves and cherishes YOU, my so, so very absolutely AWESOME and FABULOUS Jewish and white sistahfriend, Wendy Jane AND SO DO I A WHOLE LOT AND A WHOLE BUNCH, TOO!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3

    Very Warmly and Sincerely FOR ALWAYS, my so, so very FOR ALWAYS awesomely special and dearly precious FOR ALWAYS soul sistahfriend white and Jewish sistahfriend who you're FOR ALWAYS so, so very much, Wendy Jane, sisterfriend of mine, with My and Spirit's VERY PEACE AND LOVE FOR YOU FOR ALWAYS, sister of mine, AND WITH SUCH BLESSINGS AND SUCH VERY EVEN MORE BLESSINGS FOR YOU FOR ALWAYS, friend of mine, πŸ™‚ <3

    YOURS FOR ALWAYS soul sistahfriend black woman AND FOR ALWAYS IN THE VERY GREAT SPIRIT OF UNITY AND SOLIDARITY, Sherry Gordon in Iowa City, Iowa πŸ™‚ <3

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