“Daughters Rising from the Dust”
For Daughters of Slain Civil Rights Leaders
poster designed by Claire Pawlecki
it is not easy to speak to greatness.
Sisters living in the spirit,
patient by nature
exemplifying an intrinsic constitution,
defying universal subdivision.
passed down through matrilineal descendants.
bearing precious gifts of kindness,
rooted deep in their paternal family trees.
a blessing’s blessing
bestowed with the compassion
to convert fertile soil of future deeds
into inspiration for the entire human race
Sisters, who have stared fortitude in the face,
most days the creator carries the weight.
you are deliberate creations.
never allowing the pains of life
to compromise dedication.
authentic trail blazers
with hearts that are superior
to time and space,
you are the rhythm.
you are voices of liberation
evolving ethnographic shade of centuries past
protector of all living origins
catalyst and root of the movement
scar and motivation of an unnamed nation,
the universe’s universal soul mate.
Daughters rising from the dust.