Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2012

“A voice in the wilderness…”
By Annette Marie Hyder

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
— Isaiah 40:3, King James Version (Cambridge Edition)


Your voice rushes in the reeds of our consciousness
your words, like thunder, warned of an approaching storm
promising not destruction but blessed relief.

See how your words have changed the landscape of this nation
how the green can’t help but curl into being
in the most unlikely places. In a dry parched land
a nightingale still sings.


Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr., quintessential spokesman for equality, calling for the crooked to be made straight and wrong to be made right. May your words always shine bright, burn in the hearts of those hearing and light the way for all.


Links of interest:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2011
The Seattle Times Martin Luther King Jr. website

Excerpt from The Seattle Times Martin Luther King Jr. Website:

“Martin Luther King Jr. has now been dead longer than he lived. But what an extraordinary life it was.

At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President
John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his “I Have a Dream”
speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, he was assassinated,
but he left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues today.

This Web site, first created by The Seattle Times in 1996,
contains the story of a remarkable man, images of a tumultuous time, and
perspectives of politicians, academics, students and the many, ordinary
citizens whose lives he touched. We invite you to explore it.” Link

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