Jessie Gleason


Fight With Peaceful Words - Poem by Jessie Gleason

Martin Luther King was a preacher of peace
He could have been brutal and violent and fought
But he didn't turn violent or brutal
He fought with his words, nothing more nothing less
But he was still a leader and an activist
He was not a coward who let others fight
No, no, no
He told them not to fight
Not to get their hands dirty
To be guilty of no wrong-deeds
To fight with words of peace
And wait for their rightful place at the 'Palace of Justice'
He was a leader until the end
When they shot him down
Like the cruel people they were
They wanted to see him brought down
To kneel before them
But even after death
He led the African Americans
They tried not to do wrong
To fight with words of peace
And wait for their rightful place at the 'Palace of Justice'
He never got to see America as it is
A peace of all of the races
But he did get his own reward
To see the people work as one
To fight peacefully for their rights
In the end he got what he wanted
Even if his unfortunate end wasn't


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is dedicated to the Reverent Dr. Martin Luther King, an activist who fought with words and encouraged others to do the same.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 31, 2013



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