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A Tribute To Selma

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A Tribute To Selma

Today America commemorates
The historic 50th anniversary of Selma.
On that fateful day a peaceful march
For voting rights turned bloody with police brutality.

An emotion of gratitude and respect
Rises in my heart for all those,
Who rise with courage against injustice,
Pave and guide the way for fairness,
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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: historical,tribute
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This morning when I watched the news of Selma's 50th anniversary I realized that I came to this country just few years after that. Over time we have created a bond here with history. At the same time we remember the struggle of our own country happened not too far back. All my thoughts of gratitude came together inspiring me to write this.
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COMMENTS
Marianne Reninger 08 December 2015
Savita, loved your free verse poem; I have a painting/collage called I've been to the mountaintop you can see on www.mariannelarsenreninger.com dealing similar events. I too am an immigrant from Denmark but now live in N.C. I am working with Dr. Fabrizio on his new anthology, Poets Against Terrorism. He wrote me that we should work as a team to publicize the new ebook when it comes out. Could you contact me at my contact page at the above email address? He also gave me the name, Douglas Stewart, but I couldn't find him (only a deceased poet from New Zealand) . He's assigned teams of 3 or 4 poets to work together. When you write me, let me know where you are living now. Will enjoy reading more of your work and hope you read mine too! Marianne Reninger
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Bri Edwards 21 March 2015
WOW, WOW, WOW! ! ! I could find nothing wrong with this magnificent write. i've sent it to MyPoemList for the message it gives and for the fine writing. I'm not much of a 'joiner', but if i had lived in alabama (or close by) and had the means to attend the march, i would have been very tempted to do so, and willing to give of myself to help get human rights for others. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Savita! my favorite lines: To bridge the gap between Freedom and slavery by the Sheer strength of their will and Righteousness of their thoughts very nice! bri :)
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Tushar Ray 17 March 2015
To lay down their life to inspire others - This is the crux of a hero. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you Savita!
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Valsa George 10 March 2015
Each of us owe our respect and gratitude To those who died so we could live This I feel is the crux of your poem, Savita! The freedom and comforts we enjoy today have been built upon the sacrifice, hard toil and the fighting spirit of generations and generations of men imbued by a sense of fairness and an indefatigable thirst for justice ! It is incumbent on us to remember them with gratitude ! A great and timely tribute!
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Akhtar Jawad 10 March 2015
Whether it is Selma for voting rights Jalianwalla Bag for national freedom Or Sharpeville rising against apartheid laws We owe our freedom and liberty A nice gratitude.
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