In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and holiday, let's Art/Act, create, advocate, write, paint, draw, et al, with advocacy and art in mind, or, even better, in heart. Here's a couple twigs of poetree to start us off:
A Weaver Of Life
To a student of Christ's and Ghandi's.
One who had a dream that someday
We'd live in the promised land and
Took us by the hand.
Yet, we won't get there
If you don't break your chains,
Refusing to be a pawn in their games.
We can't turn our back to those
Unchosen, on the outside or in,
Simply 'cause they can't afford.
We can bring them with us, if we,
Resisting, everyday, their common
Delusions, not be a link in that chain.
The chains that keep our humanities
Growth arrested, our potentials
Unexplored; our thoughts,
Feelings, and deeds flawed.
If you don't refuse
To be the chains that bind you,
We'll never break the chain.
The chain that murders.
The chain of delusions.
The chain of death.
Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even
Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote,
You won't ever be livin' in a democracy!
So, below is some new advocacy to start with, and below that, many more recent actions you can do; as many or as few as you'd like- remember, write on:
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday:
This petition on change.org:
Thanx for all you do, and Good Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday to you all. Ciao, for now.
james m nordlund, reality