Consider – A Poem for MLK Day – By Ali Grimshaw

Some say, Who am I?
I need to find myself.
I have lost myself.

Some ask, How do I go on?
How do I begin again?
What matters now? 

There are those who 
are living as question marks
and those who refuse punctuation.                 

When your heart burns away,
is cracked to irreparable
or crushed to stillness

is that the end or 
the beginning 
of learning to love?

© Ali Grimshaw 2021

Three quotes from a man who left this world too early, Martin Luther King J. May we remember his words.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”

34 thoughts on “Consider – A Poem for MLK Day – By Ali Grimshaw

  1. Lovely poem and reminders Ali. I resonate with the idea of love helping to crack us open to feel and embrace more of life. May we find room in our hearts for more empathy, compassion, and healing for our world.

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  2. “When your heart burns away…” Beautiful poem and inspiring words, Ali. Too many people rant for a better world forgetting that there’s so much they can do to make it happen. Loving your family. Being a good neighbor. Practicing kindness. Building bridges and so on. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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  3. Beyond who we are
    we ask the questions
    why, when, and where
    we look for the truth out there
    but the truth is everywhere, in the air
    life is in the air
    and love lives in the air
    enough for all to share
    I am alive while I breathe air …..

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      1. Since our last Writing Circle, I have thinking of our reasons for being ‘here’.. and life is simple… like the other animals of planet… we are not here to own or run the planet… our task/truth, is to exist and coexist /cooperate with our surroundings and nature…

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