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Poetry by Robert Stone: Sonnet for MLK Day

Within the other
- a sonnet for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
When being unappreciated moves
routine to pause and ask to be involved,
superior self-centered disapproves
and blind refuses humble be absolved.

Imprisoned either by false love or law
unchaining may but come with final breath.
Within the other we can spot some flaw
allowing condemnation even death.

Denouncing souls and bodies as unfit
is bullying by ignorant, by learned
who clueless rant, who scheming fraud commit
believing self above those they have spurned.

Yet eyes wide open dream that future time
when mercy, truth, and justice deal with crime.

- Robert Stone, 21 January 2013

This story was posted on 2013-01-21 23:38:58
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