NaPoWriMo Day 4: Memory of MLK / by Shanelle Gabriel

You waved

Showed your palms

So they could see where they crucified you

You smiled

Teeth bending light

Like you knew this was how you

Wanted them to remember you

You prayed

Like Gethsemane

Like Thy Will be done

Like you knew those that came with you

Weren't going to sacrifice like you

You died so they could live

While some monetized your friendship

Hands that shook yours

Like Judas' kiss

You were in no ways perfect

Only the Son of Man who walked this Earth is

But like him

You fulfilled your purpose

Your life was a gift