Monday, 21 November 2016

Wisdom, Justice and Love

I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight
Because my conscience leaves me no other choice
A true revolution of values will lay hand
On the world order and say of war
"This way of settling differences is not just'"

This business of burning human beings with napalm
Of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows
Of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins
Of peoples normally humane

Of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields
Physically handicapped and psychologically deranged
Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love


(Parts taken from the context of a speech by Dr Martin Luther King)


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