pioneering is never easy, but you
eased the way.
Eased the way as half a leader,
Like an unwanted bullet, loosed from the chamber
Your effort also landed powerfully.
You sang to liberate oppressed people
but, you liberated all people.
A vibrato in church, mid -speech
Let freedom ring
freed at last.
we’ve united to form a solid block against racism, poverty, and war
the stone slabs in a broken heart are unscalable.
Coretta we ain’t won the war yet.
Coretta, Coretta Scott King.
Pioneering is never easy,
though you took the reins.
You took us through mourning.
You took us with Dr. King.