Monday, January 26, 2015

Joan Baez (Monday Poem)

by George Ella Lyon

In the blistering sun,
facing the original
rainbow coalition,
I led 350,000 people
in "We Shall Overcome,"
and I was near my beloved
Dr. King when he put aside
his prepared speech and let
the breath of God thunder
through him, and up over
my head I saw freedom,
and all around me
I heard it ring.

from Voices from the March on Washington Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon, 2014, WordSong

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