Short Martin Luther King Poems

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Short Martin Luther King poem by john loving iii| Details |

Junior

Martin Luther King
In possesion of a dream
Changed many things

Copyright © john loving iii | Year Posted 2011

Short Martin Luther King poem by millard lowe| Details |

My King Haiku


My bridge conqueror
Marched a drum major bullet
Martin Luther King

Copyright © millard lowe | Year Posted 2018

Short Martin Luther King poem by Katherine Stella| Details |

What Are You Waiting For

this wait
has alway's
meant never





Tribute To Martin Luther King

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2010

Short Martin Luther King poem by John Monteblanco| Details |

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

Sitting there was fine.
And yet he did not know why.
Thoughts ran through his head

Copyright © John Monteblanco | Year Posted 2010

Short Martin Luther King poem by Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen| Details |

Imprisoned Opinions

Imprisoned Opinions

Time to think alone.
Contemplating freedom’s state.
Martin Luther King

Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2010

Short Martin Luther King poem by Vernette Hutcherson| Details |

MLK

Martin Luther King
God's praises he would sing
His dreams didn't die that  day
When his life was taken away

Copyright © Vernette Hutcherson | Year Posted 2007

Short Martin Luther King poem by George Zamalea| Details |

LOVELY VISION

The moon swiftly across the face
Of Martin Luther King Jr.,
All that remains a dream: solid, there, our pine-tree.

Copyright © George Zamalea | Year Posted 2013

Short Martin Luther King poem by Carolyn Devonshire| Details |

King's Dreams

Never violent
Only hopes for unity
Incarcerated dreams


* For Abe's "Birmingham Jail" Dr. Martin Luther King challenge

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2010

Short Martin Luther King poem by Brian Strand| Details |

PENNY FOR THEM

in contemplation-

incarceration frees up

thoughts  into a dream



Inspired by Abe's photo of Martin Luther King

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2010

Short Martin Luther King poem by Tim Ryerson| Details |

We Don't Burn Crosses Anymore

Down deep in Dixie
We have long heeded his call
(And still pay the price)

...For Abe Lopez's picture contest of Dr. Martin Luther King

Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2010

Short Martin Luther King poem by Billy TheKidster| Details |

Paraphrasing Martin Luther King

We have flown the air like birds
and have swum the seas like fishes,
but have yet to learn the simple act of
walking this earth as brothers and sisters.

Copyright © Billy TheKidster | Year Posted 2012

Short Martin Luther King poem by HGarvey Daniel Esquire| Details |

Dreaming ( SEDOKA )

Will having a dream
As did Martin Luther King
Bring YOU notoriety
Probably it won't
But Dreams are good for the soul
I wish all could have such DREAMS



INSPIRED by and DEDICATED to JOSEPH  SPENCE

Copyright © HGarvey Daniel Esquire | Year Posted 2007

Short Martin Luther King poem by James Horn| Details |

Reading My Catechism

Reading My Catechism

Remember reading my catacism,
And problems regarding rascism;
Am  apprehensive,
And also sensative;
Definately is causing cynacism.

Jim Horn

God bless Martin Luther King.
Was his name originally Michael?

Copyright © James Horn | Year Posted 2018

Short Martin Luther King poem by Syed Imon Rizvi| Details |

Martin Luther King Junior

Martin Luther King, Jr.

When innocent dies,
Whole universe cries,
Even of dear earth,
We can hear, outcries,
But selfish human being,
Never even sighs.


All rights are reserved. Syed Imon Rizvi
From a book "Outspoken" - 2012
Available at www.amazon.com

Copyright © Syed Imon Rizvi | Year Posted 2013

Short Martin Luther King poem by BRIGHT ALERUCHI| Details |

Martin Luther king Jnr – A tribute

Every man goes to bed. 
Every man sleeps.
Men dream dreams.

We keep dreaming.
Praying not to stop the Lutheran dream.

‘ I have a dream’,
‘ I have a dream’,
that one day…

on and on and on,
the dream continues.
What have you dreamt so far?

Copyright © BRIGHT ALERUCHI | Year Posted 2006

Short Martin Luther King poem by Matthew Anish| Details |

Assasination Raga

     Meir Kahane, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy 
 All gone by the assassin's bullet
     My blood chills at 
the thought of another gunshot
   A friend told me  - they know what they are getting into 
He was right!
   But still  - my blood runs cold
Doesn't yours?

Copyright © Matthew Anish | Year Posted 2011

Short Martin Luther King poem by Paul Warren| Details |

The silence of my friends

What hurts most is not the words of my enemies 
But the silence of my friends
A quote from Martin Luther King 
Have you kept quiet
When you should have spoken up
Has this meant
Unnecessary suffering for people 
You care about
Where were you in their time of need?

© Paul Warren Poetry

Copyright © Paul Warren | Year Posted 2017

Short Martin Luther King poem by Karin Edwards| Details |

FREEDOM Isn't Free

Don't believe the hype, freedom
isn't free
Or, why else was JESUS made a
sacrifice at Calvary
As ROSA, inadvertently challenged
the system of Montgomery
And, JFK, became a target of some
CONSPIRACY
While, PREJUDICE, took the life of Rev.
Martin Luther King
Inevitably, did Someone make a sacrifice
for You and Me

Copyright © Karin Edwards | Year Posted 2013

Short Martin Luther King poem by Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble| Details |

I am Black

I am black, I am Martin Luther King, I can succeed.
I am black, I am Jackie Robinson, I can achieve.
I am black, I am Barack Obama, I can believe.

I am black , I am Rosa Parks, I can overcome.
I am black, I am Nelson Mandela, I am a conqueror.
I am black, I am Lewis Hamilton, I am ambitious.
I am black, I am me.

Copyright © Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble | Year Posted 2009

Short Martin Luther King poem by Ashley Lowery| Details |

The Statue That Almost Was

Bronze and stone, they had a dream:
They commisioned a statue,
I guess they thought it would bring
A semblance of remembrance;
Something to which they could cling.
The artist had his virtue*
And created what would seem
A semblance of resemblance
To one Martin Luther King.
Alas, it was not their dream.

*merit

Copyright © Ashley Lowery | Year Posted 2005

Short Martin Luther King poem by randy johnson| Details |

Let's Give God A Holiday

Martin Luther King JR. has his own holiday, God should be given a holiday too.
God deserves to be given a holiday, that is what our Government should do.
God's son has his own holiday, God also deserves a holiday that is celebrated every year.
God is the greatest, he loves all of mankind and he deserves to be revered.

Copyright © randy johnson | Year Posted 2016

Short Martin Luther King poem by Anil Deo| Details |

O this Winter

when it snows in April
fifty years after Martin Luther King, Junior
we pray for a permanent thaw

when frost attacks our gardens
so thorns and thickets linger
we pray our hearts may be that good soil

what seeds will we sow this spring
the tubers are in, and perhaps beans -
without strings - God bless us everyone

Copyright © Anil Deo | Year Posted 2018

Short Martin Luther King poem by Matthew Anish| Details |

A Fine Postcard

In my collection
    a card oof Martin Luther King
    has taken its posistion among the other cards
I have bought or traded for
Shot down like a dog 
     He tried to bring peace to a harsh, troubled world
Died young
     He knew what he was getting into when he 
began to agitate 
   He is missed by many
Martin Luther King

Copyright © Matthew Anish | Year Posted 2012

Short Martin Luther King poem by Robert Ludden| Details |

The Song of Everyman

I am History!
Moulded of the Earth and the stars,
of the temporal silence of a tear,
    as Jesus of Narareth,
    Albert Einstein,
    Martin Luther King, or
    a dust particle in a ray of sunlight,
I threw off the shackles of inferiority.
In a moment of revelation, I knew
that breath is my sole defense
and totality is my joy.
        ~

Copyright © Robert Ludden | Year Posted 2015

Short Martin Luther King poem by Scribbler Of Verses| Details |

South Africa salutes Dr Martin Luther King Jr

South Africa salutes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!




They gunned you down,
on this April day,
all those years ago,

yet you live, you breathe!





They gunned you down,
just as they did Chris Hani and M.K. Gandhi,

and they failed, as they always will,

for they can never kill,

your dream, your ideals.





Your dream, your ideals,

live, and breathe,


still!








Copyright © Scribbler Of Verses | Year Posted 2013