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Thinking of Dr King

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Thinking of Dr King

He was gunned down 
   as were many in the public eye 
He was murdered 
    and his legacy 
must sustain us 
   There are few 
with such courage 
Unfortunately . there are 
   few able to 
  be free from bigotry 
I, myself have found myself 
full of hatred for those 
   who look or believe differently from me 
But I struggle to fight off those feelings 
   Hope you do too
Brothers and sisters

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 1:08:00 PM
    A very thought provoking write Matthew, as you suggest do we advocate complete acceptence of all different lifestyles??? is that the path of enligtenment? or is there more freedom from control..'specially self-control? do i make someone else's life more tolerable by checking my anger for instance.? or should we indulge an allowing those with homicidal tendancy free reign 'to express themselves' no i think not..'

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:49:00 PM
    come to find out his first name was Michael. to me this is important because as a christian rumor has it that Michael is the gardian angel of the jews. or even The Angel of the Lord. but then it became Martin Luther. you know who that was. but maybe not he was also a huge name in christianity. and last name King. put all that together and it has to mean something. all the great prophets become martyars and King was no different. a crusification for our time.

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Mathew...Amen....David

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:58:00 PM
    I have never felt hatred for any groups of people. Sometimes scared of some of them though. Good tribute for MLK. Let's keep praying for peace,Matt.

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Matthew, hope you and your Valentine's went well... a good poem, very interesting..PD