Poem for MLK Day
BY SHERWOOD ROSS
Rise up, Americans!
Too long have you delayed!
While imperial-minded presidents
Their cruel wars they have made.
The hard-earned coin for which you toil Is spent on wars on foreign soil,
The liberties you enjoyed of late
Are clubbed to death by the police state.
Rise up! Rise up, Americans!
Adopt the non-violent creed!
MLK showed us the way
Love is all we need.