The End of Gabriel’s Tale

Read the beginning of Gabriel’s tale. Gabriel, the Civil Rights Lawyer’s Tale III. The Appeal “At Ed Johnson’s father’s behest,Two black lawyers took his requestParden knew they would be threatenedHis prosperous practice destroyed.But Parden was a Christian man,He prayed to his God for wisdom.Pardon agreed to bear the cross,It did not matter what the cost. […]

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II: Gabriel, The Civil Rights Lawyer’s Tale

by Mark Kodama Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew Chapter 5:10 The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr. Kingdom of Heaven I. The Arrest It was Nineteen Hundred ought Six. Old Chattanooga seemed transfixed, By a sudden […]

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Gabriel, The Civil Rights Lawyer’s Tale

by Mark Kodama Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from the Birmingham Jail The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists […]

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My Soul Cries

…This was written with all victims of abuse in mind, in the hopes of bringing awareness to the life-long trauma that follows. You are not alone.  My soul criesin angst, my soul cries. From dusk ’til dawn,I weep and I mournthe loss of innocence  and virtuestolen and plundered by a heartless few. My soul criesin […]

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I Write a Poem Every Night

by Fidel M. Love Tonight, I wrote a love poem ‘Cause the words just shifted and sent me to a happy place as I drifted in memories of when you used to smile at me And I laughed a little thinking of how I let your smile trap me. So, I wrote a love poem […]

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