My friend, colleague, and talented poet Doris Washington has written a book that will take you on a journey of faith and joy to new beginnings. This is a book you’ll want for yourself, plus some to give to friends and family. You will not be the same after reading it.
A Soldier For Peace
(In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)
Excerpt from Faith, Hope & Love Poems of Inspiration by Doris Washington
A Soldier for peace stands mighty and strong.
He stands against racial injustice,
With the love of God-
He Marches On!
A Soldier for peace fights for the civil rights
Of an oppressed people,
For justice and “sweet liberty.”
A Soldier fights for their dignity,
For their place,
For equal opportunity.
He leads hundreds on sit-ins,
Demonstrations for peace,
Fighting for their freedom,
Yours, and mine.
A Soldier for peace stands tall,
As he fights to end racial discrimination for all time.
A Soldier for peace was shot down.
But his fight for freedom and justice for all-
This Soldier For Peace-
A Mighty Warrior!
Your Memory Lives On!
Soldiers for peace light the candle of hope to burn brightly in the hearts of all.
***A Soldier For Peace copyright c Doris Washington, April 2008. All rights reserved.
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