Happy Poetry Friday!
I’m remembering John Lewis in a double etheree poem–Let’s keep his life’s actions alive.
First action–for all of us in the US, make sure you’re registered to vote, better yet, send for your Vote-By-Mail ballot for our November 2020 Election.
Third of ten
children, son of
sharecroppers, who fought
desegregation and lead
’60s first civil rights sit-ins.
Organized bus boycotts, and protests
for “voter and racial equality.”
’65, organized Selma March to
Montgomery, for voting rights.
He felt change would occur when
engaged in “good trouble.”
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
New Documentary film on John Lewis with trailer:
There’s a bevy of articles out on John Lewis, here’s one I found interesting by Nicole Austin-Hillery: John Lewis’ answer to my question guides me to this day.
Margaret Simon at her blog Reflections on the Teche, is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday roundup, thanks Margaret! Margaret asks us, What is poetry,” which was the focus of an online Poetry Foundation Teacher’s Institute she attended last week at the Poetry Foundation. Stop by for your fill of poetry and more…
Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.