A tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
I stand, humbled, as I watch a woman, steadfast behind her walker
taking each step from the bus to the stone memorial with the same determination
as she did one August day so many years ago, in the footsteps of Dr. King.
She still marches today.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
This is true in the home, the family, the workplace, the community, the nation, the globe
where each member cannot function fully without the others.
It holds true in the church, the synagogue, the mosque and under the oak tree
where prayers all intertwine and equally lift to the Divine Presence,
holding our human longing for justice, freedom, and peace
in outstretched arms of radical compassion.
Teachers, preachers, helpers, healers…
the diversity of profession creates an ornate weaving of skill and heart and art and passion.
But a career of humanity is what is needed to walk this road
in the shoes of the other
so that our own feet never lose ground
as we walk together toward the dream of justice.
In memory of and tribute to all who marched on Washington, and all who continue to walk the road to justice in their daily lives and work. -SKP