Lynn F Clemons

Let Freedom Ring - Poem by Lynn F Clemons

Let Freedom Ring

In the Mid-Nineteen Fifties
A voice rose up from the south
He spoke boldly of injustice
And caused some men to shout

Those who yelled the loudest...
Were those opposing change
Who wished to keep black people oppressed
Imprisoned with social chains

Denied blacks opportunities
Kept them from good schools
Subjected them to violence
And acts unusually cruel

From Selma to Montgomery
The people embraced his dream
Of achieving racial equality
All through peaceful means

He led a march to Washington
The crowd two hundred thousand strong
Stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
And declared discrimination wrong

He became the voice of the Sixties
Around the world his words ring true
Those who embrace his ideals
Know there's still very much to do

As we continue in this struggle
Like his words let freedom ring
And continue in this righteous battle
And honor Doctor King

Topic(s) of this poem: civil rights

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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