Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin's Words

Martin's words were...
big
bold
brave

Martin used his words...
to communicate
to challenge
to change

Martin's words...
altered thinking
adjusted attitudes
amended laws

I appreciate Martin's words...
...and I appreciate Irene Latham at Live Your Poem, our host for Poetry Friday.

22 comments:

Irene Latham said...

Oh, Bridget, are we on the same wavelength, or what?! I loved how in the movie SELMA they showed Martin working on his speech. Obviously words were very important to him. What a gift to the world then and now. xo

Liz Steinglass said...

A perfect poem for this weekend. I think the first stanza is my favorite. It's so direct and the short lines make them so strong.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Irene! Yes, we are on the same wavelength and seeing SELMA is on the agenda for this weekend. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Liz! Martin's words were so strong - then and now. =)

catherinemjohnson.com said...

Great one for today, Bridget!

jama said...

Enjoyed your very timely poem, Bridget. Love how you encapsulated so much about what he was in so few words. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Catherine! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! He said so much with just the right words. A good reminder of the power of words (and appropriate action behind those words).

Linda B said...

Beautifully written poem, Bridget. I'd love to see Selma soon.

Becky Shillington said...

Wonderful poem, Bridget! I wholeheartedly agree!

Ruth said...

Yes!

Mary Lee said...

Perfect.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Linda! Yes, SELMA is a must-see movie!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Becky! I appreciate your kind words. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Ruth! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Mary Lee! =)

Joy said...

This is a good one. I enjoy how Martin becomes MLK at the end of the poem.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Joy! =)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Big, bold, brave AND beautiful. The words of your poem mirror MLK's strength of heart.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle! =)

GatheringBooks said...

Hi there Bridget - lovely to see a tribute to MLK here. :) His words indeed continue to move generations of people. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Hi Myra! Yes, thank goodness MLK's words live on and continue to inspire. =)

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