Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Peacemakers

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,
Rosa Parks,
and eight thousand miles and half a world away—
Nelson Mandela.

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
**Image: Google Images, Mandela quotes.


  1. yes we are...its a sad day the passing of nelson mandela...between him and tutu they both are inspirations of mine as well....may we never forget, surely

  2. His quote is amazing. I must find a book about this man, his quotes. Ninety-five… really a celebration he stayed this long. I guess we needed him…


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