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MLK Day – Beyond A Holiday

Martin Luther King Day…

Causes the world to pause, albeit it

For a moment, to recall the sordid horror of

The atrocities that were unconscionably and

Violently perpetuated against a segment

Of humanity, just because they were endowed

With a darker hue by the Creator of the entire universe.

Further, the observance of the day, yet brings to mind

Those other fallen heroes, along the arduous cause towards

Justice and dignity for all, and their individual and

Collective sacrifice on the blood-stained altar for equality.

Alas, the unvarnished realization is that the quest, still incomplete,

Must again, be fiercely populated with sustained courage

To confront the disdainful  scourge of discrimination

Wherever it seeks refuge or finds habitation, to expose it

For unequivocal condemnation and ultimate eradication.

Therefore, arise citizens of the world and in diligent measure

Commit to and embrace the legacy and essence of the holiday.

 

YemilBenjoy ©

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Legacy Unquantified

The essence of the good fight may not be valued

Nor well quantified in the weight of  rubies and gold,

Or measured in accolades with standing ovations.

It may, silently and honestly be accounted for

By the rich dimension of solid integrity and

Ardent embodiment of the laudable qualities

The human race is innately endowed with.

That a legacy, yet, may be passed from one

To future generations,  that humanity indeed

Is worth more than sheer hatred, prejudice,

Bigotry, plain greed,  the profane and vile,

But truly possesses that which is honourable

Purely commendable, kind and simply humane.

YemilBenjoy ©

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