Martin Luther King Jr.- Quotes You Never Heard – with pictures

Martin Luther King  – On His Legacy   MLK-06
If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don’t want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them to say…I’d like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I’d like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day, that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say, on that day, that I did try, in my life, to visit those who were in prison. I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.
“The Drum Major Instinct” (1968).
“Be the CHANGE you want to see in the WORLD” –  Mahatma Gandhi
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Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Heard

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  • ndtewarie  On 02/05/2017 at 11:09 am


    They called him another Mahatma
    For his philosophy was the same
    Non-violence coupled with patience
    Was what the good doctor preached

    Luther was of great determination
    To bring equality to the down-trodden
    But an assassin’s bullet found a mark
    In the divine heart of this disciple

    Men of any breed can vow for him
    And the sincere lessons he taught
    Which was stopped by a little bullet
    Engendering much hate and love

    Once more the satin mahogany hearse moves on
    Corteged by dazzling bouquets and dirges
    Shadowing a wry smile as if to say
    I prefer them when kicking than alive

    Crocodile tears shed now for him
    Are only until the grave is fresh
    Come years weather and words will erode his work
    And maybe he’ll be just a passing memory

    The greatest of greats was the Mahatma Gandhi
    But now his memory is only for respect
    Millions mourned him at home and abroad
    Although his philosophy is smothered by warfare

    Millions also grieved at the loss of King
    Yet they lend not a helping hand
    But a bullet can’t snug out a dream
    A life yes, but a people….never
    And as surely as water flows in a stream
    The fire of Luther lives on forever.

    (PS.This was written over 35 years ago)

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