Remembering Martin Luther King.

Remembering Martin Luther King.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Someone said to remember M.L.K. We should do acts of kindness. I believe he would appreciate his memory of anti-violence and love to be strengthen by kind deeds and love.

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  Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

I was just a baby when Martin Luther King Jr. led the world to equality with his sermons of love and anti-violence.
Even as a young boy he motivated my dreams of all men and woman being treated with equality and fairness.
I wonder how different the world would be? If Martin Luther King Jr. lived. I believe the world would of been a better place.


A old man walked into the mall.
He was wearing old clothing and not talking to anyone.
Me and my daughter were sitting at a coffee shop.
The old man sat across from us.
The manager of the coffee shop looked with distaste at the man.
He asked the man did he want anything?
The old man said no.
The manager asked him to leave.

I sent my my daughter to him.
She asked did he want a coffee and food?
He told her no.
She came back to me.

I asked the waitress to sent him the special and a coffee.
He received the food with a  surprise.
He ate the food with a great hunger.
Me and my daughter started to walk away.
He got up and told me "Thank you."
I shook his hand. Told him.
"We all need a helping hand sometime."
His eyes with tears. He told me.
"God will remember you. God remember the good people who give without
the desire of reward."

The world needs more Angels with the gifts of kindness.
Could Jesus be the man who is dirty and homeless and we do not want to see him?

I drive by 1-94. A well dressed man is with a sign.
"Need food."
It is a cold day.
I gave him some fruit and vegetables.
A few dollars.
He gave me a big smile. Told me.
"You are  blessed for helping the poor man. No greater kindness."

Could there be Angels  testing our spirit.
Seeing if we have become blind and heartless?

Old homeless man was sleeping in my lobby at my work.
It is very cold outside this night.
He looked safe and peaceful.
Customers complain about him.
I asked him to go the bottle room.
It was warm. He had to leave by 7am.

He smiled at me. Told me.
"A Vietnam Vet appreciate your kindness."
I shook his hand.
I told him.
"Us Vet must help each other."

A co-worker gave him food.
A part of her lunch.
He thanks her.
Told her she is a sweet and kind Angel.

In the morning.
The man is gone.
My co-worker asked "Would he be Ok?"
She wished she could of done more.
I told her.
"You did good. You treated him with kindness and respect.
World needs more kind acts."

In Detroit, Mi. today. Twenty two thousand homeless.
Woman and children must have shelter and a warm places to rest.
Many good people volunteer and help for free.
Their gift are truly real.
They help people with nothing else to lose.

All of us need to to do what we can.
A simple gifts of food.
A few dollars could make a day better for someone with little.

On a statue in Monterey, Ca.
Words written a hundred years ago.
"A bless life is a man who reaches down to the poor and suffering offering
kindness and love."

I pray for better days.
Donate to a shelter.
Volunteer your time.
Smile at a stranger and wish them a good day.

Martin Luther King day is coming.
I like the idea of doing good deeds in his name.
I believe he would of appreciated brothers and sisters helping each other.

I hope we remember him on the free day from work.
He stood for love, no violence and made his dream of equality spread to the USA and the world.

Thank you Martin Luther King Jr. I wish I got to know you more.

                            Coyote
                          Jan 2011







© 2012 Coyote Poetry



Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
Martin Luther King is a symbol for anti-violence ans equality. We need to remember this great man. He is more then a day-off from work.

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this touched me; thank you for sharing and at the appropriate time too since his observation day is Monday...i find it so sad that those that want to make the world a better place by being courageous and spreading the motivation of peace and acceptance are the ones that are targeted by evil....it is so true...evil flourishes if good does not take a stand...it is because of MR king's audacity and strong human spirit that a lot of our opportunities have opened...

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A nice poem in the honor of a great man. And you never know who you will encounter from day to day or what sacrifice has placed them in the position they find themselves in. I heard today " Think of it being you and how you would like to be treated." Sorry its taken so long to finally read this too!


Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jen. Rare men changed this world. Martin Luther King Jr. did.
pray for better days.
Donate to a shelter.
Volunteer your time.
Smile at a stranger and wish them a good day.

Just like with butterflies, all those little things add up.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

Thank you reading and the comment. It would be a better world if we try to be kind to each other.
Pryde Foltz

3 Years Ago

It would ……..
Let not a man be judged by the color of his skin but by the content of his character... Good piece Coyote!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An excellent write for sure.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Even though my ADD is acting up today I read the WHOLE THING. Loved it. I've given the bums a buck or two many times. I figure I may be where they are one of these days so I need some bum Karma. Dr Martin Luther King is arguably America's greatest hero. He was one stand up guy, that's for sure./

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your poem is a wonderful gift to all of us in honor of Martin Luther King, Coyote, and your heart is a very big one - you have set the bar for all of us. Thank you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

That's a wonderful poem ! It tells an amazing story. I agree, my friend, everything the world needs nowadays is some kindness. Martin luther king jr has been a great man, i'm sure his memory is to be honored !
Great job

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A beautiful tribute to a great man and a gentle reminder of what he stood for.....peace. We should remember that everyday -

:) Julie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I agree. We need to remember the man of peace. Thank you for reading and the comment.
that's one great person !!!
beautifully penned loved the journey of words !!
claps :)
ahena 101/100

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

He was a man with great hope and dreams of peace and equality. A missed man in our world.
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Wow. This is so touching. I think you have changed the opinion of many people's view towards seeing how much it means to help someone out, even though the deed may be small. It really touches the heart this one. Great write.

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