I ALMOST POSTED U-2's "PRIDE".Yesterday, April 4th was the anniversary of the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I nearly posted that U-2 song that begins: "April 4th, shots rang out, in the Memphis skyyyy..."
I didn't, because just listening to the song, made me cry. I did not want anyone else to cry.
I want us to celebrate this man's life, his achievements--if it weren't for Dr. King, we would not have the leadership we have in this country, right now. And I don't mean only our esteemed President Barack Obama, but all the people who've ascended to political positions that they were never given a chance at, in the past.
Today is April 5th. National Poetry Month is just beginning, and I think a great way to honor Dr. King is to link him with poetry. The man who ably spoke in the most poetic of terms, and spoke of righteousness as a duty, said "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we're free at last."
He wasn't referring only to people of color--but to all of us--free to support the civil rights of all.
With this in mind, I've also become a member of Join The Impact.
Check out their website, below, and become a member--it will take about three minutes of your time--for the next round of Civil Rights we must all fight for.