Memphis haiku

Martin Luther King

Such humidity!
I think I know why folks here
Walk and talk slowly.

Reverend Al Green
Stirring both body and soul
Giving us courage.

We ain’t north, north, north.
So why’s it a good idea
To go to Wild Bill’s?

If only they hadn’t
Shot Martin down, you think things
Would be different?

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Bobby Ball

I love poetry. But I'm picky. No one pays me to read and write poems. It's more of a labor of love. I guess that puts me in good company. This is a project to discover why some poems strike you deep, deep down, while others leave you cold. I've got some ideas, and I'm eager to learn. I'll show you some of mine. Maybe we'll learn something new.

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