Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King
Our state of mind is just to live our lives —
begin by being born and toil in labor to the end.
In the years between we count the days
we sow the seeds for growth; we become the soil,
the stones, the hills as we stay silent, grey
and watching as the rivers flow and only care about
tomorrow; care about the little things, like paying bills,
our grades and growth of wealth in small installments.
Can we tell you that it hurts with a war to wage
for flags to drape our coffins when it’s over.
Do we need to tell you what’s the matter?
Amaya hosts at dVerse and wants us to embed a quote about global peace, human right and social justice in memory of Martin Luther quote. We are given some quotes but you can chose your own. Mark the quote in bold. The words have to appear in the same order in the poem as in the original poem.
January 16, 2017