“Martin Luther …

“Martin Luther King doesn’t want to be quoted, the saints of the church don’t want to be quoted, Jesus doesn’t want to be quoted, the Buddha doesn’t want to be quoted. They all want us to work. They all want us to make enlightened and self-sacrifical choices that make ourselves and those around us better people. Here is an exercise: Quote only those words that you are willing to do today. If we can’t act on what we quote, what is the actual value of it? Expecting others to do it and not ourselves is just arrogance and self-centeredness. Find a struggle and persist in it. Then be willing to change. Wouldn’t you like these words to have meaning for generations after us? I would. So let’s not hollow them out with our laziness.”

I Quoted MLK, Now I Feel Better

#21 Crucified, then Praised [King.]

I’ve written 4 poems over the last day, and nothing quite sums up my feelings as I like, so I’ll simply say it straight.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an intensely polarizing figure in his day and we’ve forgotten that. Continue reading