Martin Luther King Jr to President Obama This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 26, 2009
hear the voices of all, my son.
but ultimately let your own speak the loudest.
allow power to all, my brother.
but permit yourself to stand the proudest.

act spontaneously, dear warrior.
but also learn to take a cue.
know when to quit, my friend.
but then remember never to.

be proud of your heritage, Barack,
but still be lenient to all.
build up a strong foundation,
and never let it fall.

together we have defeated racism.
together we have memorialized
those slaves who perished because
of sheer and unexplained despise.

never treat one man better,
never forget any others.
because, my friend,
we are all unified brothers.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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CarrieElizabeth said...
Aug. 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm
I LOVE THIS POEM. The concept is so well thought out and the way you wrote from your heart really stands out from other poems. My favorite part is when you adress him as "my dear warrior." It has so many meanings and the more you think about it, the more you find. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.
 
forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm
I raed this in the May magazine and I love it. :) It's a really cool concept, and you wrote it perfectly.
 
laaeira said...
May 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm
hey i really like the poem good job!!!!!!!!
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 30, 2010 at 6:39 pm
this is really good! my english teacher would love this and i do to!
 
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