Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Poem2021-01-20T23:14:32-06:00

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Poem

– By Sanjiv Arora

Make America Great Again

Let’s walk together to King Center and make America great again
Take a deep breath and introspect and make America great again

Oh thee land of the free and the home of the brave
Life ain’t black or white, my friends, nor of any caste, creed or race
All humans created equal, those who don’t believe are a disgrace
Enough blood on the floor, my friends, time to bond, heal and embrace
Let’s bond together at King Center and make America great again
Let’s heal together at King Center and make America great again

Wow that historic resolve of Lincoln, that cherished dream of King
Let’s resolve together at King Center and make America great again
Let’s dream together at King Center and make America great again

Thou art usually friendly guys saying hi, wow, howdy and awesome
Some folks though different everywhere—divisive, rowdy and gruesome
Petty men spreading hatred, neither are they brave nor free
Beware the allure of demagogues and the spell of their fiery oratory
For they have harmed peoples and nations—as we must learn from history
Let’s reflect together at King Center and make America great again
Let’s learn together at King Center and make America great again

As you walk around the King Center, pause and ponder in front of Gandhi
A frail man clad in hand spun, shook the mightiest empire of yore
Defied tyranny with a fistful of salt, as the world remembers from Dandi
Ahimsa and Satyagraha his message, as generations would revere and adore

King followed in Gandhi’s footsteps and their legacy will live for ever
Were the change they wanted to see, what a noble message for ever
Cherish and nurture their legacy, my friends, and make America great again
Sing Vaishnav Jan at King Center and make America great again
Let’s walk together to King Center and make America great again

(In commemoration of 92nd birth anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr,
dedicated to the everlasting Gandhi-King legacy and to the friendly people of
America—Sanjiv Arora, 15 January, 2021)