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January 15th

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bsquirrel
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0 posted 01-17-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

It figures; the year I leave New Hampshire is the year they FINALLY celebrate MLK day. About frickin' time. But I'm not leavin' Cali.  

Mike

-January 15th-
Even when my eyes let go tears,
I know we'll find our way.
Atonement, reconciliation and love
Won't just be entries in a dictionary.
Almanacs and encyclopedias, movies and songs,
Will shout in human glory.
I know someday we'll find our way;
You'll be more than just a story.
Mr. King, thank you.
Thank you, Mr. King.
We will find our way.


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1 posted 01-17-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Of course, I meant Jan. 17th. I'm going to bed.

Mike
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Wonderful tribute Mike  
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I actually thought to see more poetry in tribute to Martin Luther King...you have made that step, and a wonderful tribute at that!!! (It's sad that more people would probably be celebrating this day if it were a paid holiday )

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4 posted 01-18-2000 07:56 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike-

How ironic that you titled your
piece January 15 ...
Martin Luther King, Jr's real birthdate.
Well, the nation threw one helluva party
yesterday in remembrance of the 'dream'
of a giant among peace seekers.

Your tribute is well-taken by this lady.
~*Marge*~


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5 posted 01-18-2000 12:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great tribute, Mike! Lovely poem! btw you can change the title under the edit function!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

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Mike,
   Enjoyed your poem in honor of Dr. King...and why not leave the title? January 15 is his actual birthday, so you did fine.  

Claire
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7 posted 01-19-2000 01:20 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Phew... I THOUGHT I'd put 15 for some resaon. I guess subconsciously, I remembered it as MLK b-day. Though, embarrassingly, I could've SWORN yesterday was the 15th. And I work at a newspaper. Yikes!

Mike
( so today's the 16th, right?   )
 
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