Long Live the King by Christian Betancourt
God Bless the soul of Martin
More than just any ordinary man
Perhaps braver and bolder
Much more in touch with his convictions
And willing vocalize those same convictions
Unafraid to go against the waves of society
And stand up in front of multitudes of men of all color
Against any evil power presented.
A true king
An angel sent by God himself unto Earth
A messenger sent to deliver the word of God
And spread his love
A warrior sent
To fight for the rights of not only black-skinned-men
Men of all racial backgrounds
Men of all ethnic backgrounds
Incarcerated and later assassinated
For the premise of his beliefs
Filled with love and conviction for the human race
A belief that we are all God's own children
That we are all equal under God's eyes
We are all just brothers and sisters
Under one same God
One same nation
And thus should be treated accordingly
And not be segregated by the thick walls of society
Praise Dr. King for his legacy left behind!
That many centuries from now
He will be remembered for his deeds to society
His name will be engraved in gold inside a book of stone
Along with the rest of the elite men
Who have transformed this great nation
Into a better one.
Long live his words that enlightened us all
"Free at last! Free at last!"
That moved us into a new America
That changed the way we think
A man with the vision and guts
To go to places where his speeches were frowned upon
And experience frowns
And dirty looks himself for the sake of this
Yet he continued
And succeeded thereafter
To help to wipe the dust off the eyes of many racists
Present a new view of life
What a great man!
Indeed "Free at last!
I am not ignorant
And realize discrimination still lingers among us
In many corners of this nation
It is still is alive
But Dr. King planted the seed
To a new movement
In hopes that it would eventually harvest
And give fruit to a new way of life
In hopes of starting perhaps
A chain reaction throughout the rest country.
A rippling effect inside deep and dark waters
Caused by one single pebble.
He created a long clear pathway
For many Americans to follow
Let us follow this pathway
That leads us to racial equality
For the better of this nation
In his grave
A brave body peacefully rests
But his soul in heaven remains
What a great man!
One of very few
Long live the king!
And in peace may his body rest for all of eternity.