Friday, 13 September 2013

Now that he is safely dead

Martin Luther King day has been and gone but I've been reading about him today and came across this poem by Carl Wendell Hines:

Now that he is safely dead
Let us praise him
Build monuments to his glory
Sing hosannas to his name.
Dead men make
such convenient heroes: They
cannot rise
to challenge the images
we would fashion from their lives.
And besides,
it is easier to build monuments
than to make a better world.

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