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!

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