A child in the ‘sixties
the Civil Rights movement,
the March on Birmingham
were but excerpts on the evening news…
things I didn’t really understand.
Now that I’m older, I’ve come to learn
of the peacemakers,
the innovators of change—
Martin Luther King,
and eight thousand miles and half a world away—
They called on us to rise
above learned hate and discrimination.
We are better people because of them.
May we never forget…
© Ginny Brannan 2013