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Monday, January 18, 2021

Courage, In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Dears,

Let's have a courageous week in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Love you. 


Extending the dance, 
When you’ve long lost your groove
Swimming to shore too frail to move.

Stepping towards light, when darkness abounds
Permitting a laugh amid no other sounds.

Confronting a beast no one should endure
It strikes with no warning, no reprieve and no cure.

Snuggling with hope, when the pain you can’t bear
Unveiling your heart in the face of despair.
Conveying a smile, when you’d much rather cry
Speaking the truth though it’s safer to lie.

Taking a stance, when integrity’s lost
Forcing what’s right in spite of the cost.
Holding to faith in your value and worth
Maintaining a grace that softens the earth.

Passing with ease
As you air your last breath

A hero whose soul
Transcends life
and death.
Photo by me, 9/17


  1. Well said, Robyn! Enjoy the Inauguration on Wednesday!

  2. very nice poem and appropriate for today. Thanks

  3. Big applause from TX. Dang good poem.
    And countdown to Wed - I am taking a vacation day. I have to see it to believe it. Whew! Yes, I am commandeering the big screen in the Faries house. And then popping some cheap bubbly!
    Cheers my friend. Almost there. And for Mr. MLK - I wish the goal was achieved now...maybe soon - almost there....

    1. Oh hon, I wish I could celebrate with you. That would be so fun.
      Love ya.

    2. yesterday was an awesome day. We are There!!!

  4. Dear Robyn, Your poem is excellent and moving. I was fortunate enough to attend Dr.King's speech at CSUS in 1967 and felt that peculiar embrace of history --learning to be human from a great teacher.

  5. We watched a short video in church on Sunday that was a quote of his followed by someone singing the last song he ever requested. Very moving.

    1. Wow, Alex. Sounds incredibly moving. I'm glad you experienced that.
      Be well, friend.

  6. Sure great flow and wise words in the know.

    1. Thanks so much Mr. Hatt.
      I appreciate your words about that.
      Best to you and the cat.