54 and 16

Monday, August 28th, 2017 04:06 pm
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It's been 54 years since a man had a dream
On the steps of a temple to freedom
It's been 54 years since he called out for equality
And 49 years since they shot him.

It's been 16 days since a girl paid attention
Outraged and saddened at it
It's been 16 days since she protested hatred
Just 16 days since she was hit

People keep moving the end of the race
People keep dying for taking a stand
People keep killing just to save face
And the red of our blood stains the land

Remember now, it's been 54 years
Since 1963
Since a man and a dream and a speech
About one day being free

Remember now, when they say that it's done
Lost to the past oh so far.
It's been just 16 days since a girl who believed
For her belief was killed by a car.

September 2017

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