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:

  1. 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

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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    1. 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).

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

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

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  5. Wonderful poem, Bridget! I wholeheartedly agree!

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

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

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

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

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

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