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You Are Not One but Many

Monday, January 20, 2014 By David Krieger, SpeakOut | Poem
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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Your deep voice still hangs in the air,
Melting the cowardly silence.
You are the one standing solidly there
Looking straight in the face of violence.
 
You are the one who dreams
That this nation will honor its creed.
You are the one who steps forward.
You are the one to bleed.
 
You are not one but many
Unwilling to cower or crawl.
You are the one who will take no less
Than a world that is just for all.
Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

David Krieger

David Krieger is president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (www.wagingpeace.org).

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You Are Not One but Many

Monday, January 20, 2014 By David Krieger, SpeakOut | Poem
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Your deep voice still hangs in the air,
Melting the cowardly silence.
You are the one standing solidly there
Looking straight in the face of violence.
 
You are the one who dreams
That this nation will honor its creed.
You are the one who steps forward.
You are the one to bleed.
 
You are not one but many
Unwilling to cower or crawl.
You are the one who will take no less
Than a world that is just for all.
Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

David Krieger

David Krieger is president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (www.wagingpeace.org).

Related Stories

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Saint
By Peter Dreier, Truthout | News Analysis
When Martin Luther King Gave Up His Guns
By Paul Engler, Mark Engler, Waging Nonviolence | Op-Ed