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In Honor of Black History Month (100 words)

Published by DOREEN B. | Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:51 PM


"...Your kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." The Lord's Prayer


Today we march
as free men not yet freed,
as citizens separated from citizenship,
moving from shadows of shackled feet
from shores where slave ships
emptied cattle and Black men;
chattels of undifferentiated dignity.

Today we march
for America to embrace a dream as truth
that All men are created equal,
where All are welcomed from the front door,
where All children attend neighborhood schools,
and All prayers answered by God, not bombs.

Today we march
facing a hail of verbal abuse,
rocks, police dogs, clubs and tear gas;
to extinguish the heat from backs
burning under oppression.

We march!



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