happy MLK day!!!

By DIRK KEMP

(written for the 83rd anniversary of Dr. King's birth)

could you imagine
giving your life
when still so young
your small children,
futures you'll never see,
about your feet still run;

a young ripe and lovely wife's touch
forever undone,
all taken by a cowardly thief;
could you imagine
giving up so much
& you, yet, so young;

could you imagine doing all this for someone
...like me?

(c) 2012 Dirk Kemp

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