His vision was of normal aspirations
but life’s circumstances and frustrations
assigned him an unexpected fate.
one chosen to subdue racial hate.
From the streets of despair a polished pearl
came transforming social dynamics of the world.
Life’s flame extinguished under a knee of shame,
death, stirs the wings of change.
And when his last breath was spent,
down came racial monuments.
His killer’s cries for judicial immunity
Lit the fires of world unity!