In recognition of Black History Month......

AMPUTATED LIVES

SEEMINGLY WASTED

FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM

THAT THEY BARELY TASTED

OUR BRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL

WARRIORS OF YESTERYEAR

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

AS THEIR SPIRITS LINGER NEAR

MALCOLM X WAS AN ARTICULATE
AND INTELLIGENT MAN
A MASTER OF HIS DREAM
A BOLD SOLDIER WHO TOOK A
STAND

THE LIST IS LONG
FOR THERE ARE MANY MANY MORE
WHO FOUGHT TO GATHER FROM THE
HARVEST FROM THE SEEDS THAT OUR
ROOTS HAVE SOWN
BUT THEY LAY IN BOOKS
AMPUTATED LIVES
SEEMING WASTED
THEY FOUGHT HARD FOR OUR FREEDOM
NOW, LET US TASTE IT!