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Early morning, April 4

Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 7:09 am

Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride




'...And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

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Postby Bubbles » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 7:25 am

I love that speech Mary, and even though I'm not sure what your thoughts were on posting it, I'm taking it as an 'Inspirational writing' post....here's one of many of mine, a poem...a little bit of a sad subject, but the bold in the last verse says it all, really...(but we don't, do we?)

Fare Well


When I lie where shades of darkness
Shall no more assail mine eyes,
Nor the rain make lamentation
When the wind sighs;
How will fare the world whose wonder
Was the very proof of me?
Memory fades, must the remembered
Perishing be?

Oh, when this my dust surrenders
Hand, foot, lip, to dust again,
May these loved and loving faces
Please other men!
May the rusting harvest hedgerow
Still the Traveller's Joy entwine,
And as happy children gather
Posies once mine.

Look thy last on all things lovely,
Every hour.
Let no night
Seal thy sense in deathly slumber
Till to delight
Thou have paid thy utmost blessing;
Since that all things thou wouldst praise
Beauty took from those who loved them
In other days.

Walter de la Mare
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 7:36 am

Lovely poem Bubbs. I posted because its early morning, April 4 and I think MLK was a great man and a great speaker. His ideals should not be forgotten.

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Postby Quasimodo » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 7:51 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Lovely poem Bubbs. I posted because its early morning, April 4 and I think MLK was a great man and a great speaker. His ideals should not be forgotten.


Oh, I thought you wrote that because Eric was back in the fold . . . . Silly me.
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Postby Bubbles » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 8:02 am

IS HE?
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.



Dylan Thomas.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 8:07 am

Quasimodo wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Lovely poem Bubbs. I posted because its early morning, April 4 and I think MLK was a great man and a great speaker. His ideals should not be forgotten.


Oh, I thought you wrote that because Eric was back in the fold . . . . Silly me.


Quasi, don't be juvenile. Alwys wanted to know, is it Lon Chaney or Charles Laughton, or who is it?


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