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Martin Luther King Jr to President Obama MAG

October 26, 2009
By soccerpsycho49 PLATINUM, Teaneck, New Jersey
soccerpsycho49 PLATINUM, Teaneck, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Those who say that sunshine is happiness have never danced in the rain.

hear the voices of all, my son.
but ultimately let your own speak the loudest.
allow power to all, my brother.
but permit yourself to stand the proudest.

act spontaneously, dear warrior.
but also learn to take a cue.
know when to quit, my friend.
but then remember never to.

be proud of your heritage, Barack,
but still be lenient to all.
build up a strong foundation,
and never let it fall.

together we have defeated racism.
together we have memorialized
those slaves who perished because
of sheer and unexplained despise.

never treat one man better,
never forget any others.
because, my friend,
we are all unified brothers.

The author's comments:
This poem is what Martin Luther King Junior would say to Barac as advice or encouragement, if her were still alive today.

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on Aug. 12 2013 at 1:22 pm
jfsdifdisofnsdklvn BRONZE, Hanahan, South Carolina
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I LOVE THIS POEM. The concept is so well thought out and the way you wrote from your heart really stands out from other poems. My favorite part is when you adress him as "my dear warrior." It has so many meanings and the more you think about it, the more you find. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

on May. 4 2010 at 7:47 pm
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

I raed this in the May magazine and I love it. :) It's a really cool concept, and you wrote it perfectly.

laaeira BRONZE said...
on May. 4 2010 at 6:37 pm
laaeira BRONZE, Kilgore, Texas
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hey i really like the poem good job!!!!!!!!

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 30 2010 at 6:39 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

this is really good! my english teacher would love this and i do to!