Apr 27, 2021

Keeping The Faith


Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


When injustice covers the land like a dust storm, we must keep the faith,

For the air will clear again one day.


When the leaders rule with lies and fear, we must keep the faith,

For the truth will come out.


We are weary from our labor, but we must keep the faith

And not compromise our beliefs.


Only in such a compromise is our faith in danger.

Stay strong at heart. Keep the faith.


Those who separate us by the color of our skin will yet fail. 

Those who lock a child in a cage may seem strong, but they are weak.


Stay strong at heart. 

Keep the faith.


Those who would rape the planet for a few dollars will die

Without the peace that money cannot buy.


Those who would keep us in endless war for profit will die

Without a ticket to heaven.


Stay strong at heart. 

Keep the faith.


There is a long way to go,

But we have gone too far to turn back.


Keep the faith.


Those who rule now 

Later will fall.


Keep the faith.


Free the jailed, feed the hungry.

Keep the faith.


Level the field of challenge, 

The field of privilege.


Keep the faith.


The cruel have not won, 

The end is not even in sight.


Keep the faith.

Stay strong.


The power of honesty is with us.

Keep the faith.


The power of the righteous is with us.

Keep the faith.


Do not falter just because there are still miles to walk.

Do not falter because those who hate have again awakened.


Keep the faith.

Stay strong.


As long as even one person is left behind, 

Keep the faith.


As long as even one person suffers for being different, 

Keep the faith.


We must keep the faith,

We must stay strong.


As long as even one person is “less than,” 

Equality does not yet exist.


Keep the faith.

Stay strong.


Keep the faith.

-jobe


LINKS-

Ren Powell

Bait the Lines

Hardcore Zen

haiku eye

The Urban Mermaid

HOOT, a monthly literary magazine on a postcard

The Slowdown

clay and branches

THOTPURGE

Summer's End

Medusa's Kitchen

The Middlewesterner

The Morning Porch/Patio

VIA NEGATIVA, purveyors of fine poetry since 2003

thanks/jobe



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