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Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King

Born to lead; born to inspire 
Words he spoke proven true
Of steadfast mind he did aspire 
Burdens cast held like glue           

Humble of spirit; plead his cause  
Violence and hate; he abhorred
Though scorned by men he bore his cross
Path of peace he adored

His heart whispered a time of “doom”
Guiltless blood was required
Dark days peaked, his hour to come soon   
Stars revealed fate’s desire

Quiet moments of dismal sorrow
Dreams did convey courage
Death would bring better tomorrows
Judas’s choice fetched the rage

History keeps the dreadful date
When he died good had won
Evil stirred bowl of hate 
But see what death begun
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By Annalise
Note For Craig's "Historical Modified Quatrain" Contest
01/31/13 



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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 7:59:00 PM
    I loved this one......and would have placed it much much higher. This one deserves such praise for art, but also heart! Well done!!!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 2:55:00 AM
    I loved your wonderful entry Annalise. A great man who helped change our world for the better? Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Annalise, this is one of my favorite contest... love it... Congratulations, with your amazing poems. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on the subject and the win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:24:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Analise, perfect subject. Congrats

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:40:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Annalise

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:38:00 PM
    A beautiful tribute. Congratulations on your win, Annalise. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 5:46:00 AM
    Nicely said very good, keep them coming I litsenning.

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 11:51:00 PM
    this is just awesome Annalise...he certainly was a great human being..I also have a poem about him on here for I really admire him..luv,Deb