In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”                                 

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


              

      When?

 Loving one another has been no easy task

So these questions I ask,

When will there be peace

When will hatred cease?

When will we right our wrongs,

And learn to get along?

Man’s biggest mistake

Has been harboring hate.

How many must lose their life?

How many must pay the price?

When will we take a stand?

When will we prove we can

Be free

From hatred and bigotry?

When will we conquer the demons inside our head?

When will the bloodshed end

And the healing begin?

The question is when?

How many must lose their life?

How many must pay the price

Before we can stand

Together hand and hand?

When will there be no weapons of mass destruction to fear

No heartaches and tears,

No color bars

No more wars?

When will the fighting end?

When will there be peace?

When will the hatred cease?

When will we be able to look one another in the face

And feel no disgrace?

When will the hatred end?

The question is when?

                                                                        P. Newman Harris, author

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