While sitting, I pine
Reflecting on those lost in time
With so many questions swirling in my mind
I wonder how anyone can believe in the divine
Bobby, Martin, and Malcolm, and Jack
Remain representations of a nation’s dignity under attack
If I could speak with those who have passed
I’d start with Martin
Inquiring about the courage he amassed
While marching in Selma, what did you think?
What carried you through it, causing you to barely blink?
Was it your God or all of those whom you carried?
Or your children at home and the wife whom you married?
Did you think of death often and were you afraid?
Or were you comforted by your ideals, and the vision of the land for which you prayed?
And what about Bobby, what went through your mind?
As your body lied paralyzed, on the evening you died
Did you know then, that after all of these years?
That we would carry your essence, within all of our hearts and each one of our tears
So many questions that I will never ask
For meeting any of you is now an unattainable task
Thus, my consolation is to look to the sky
To be touched by your words and your deeds, to discover the answers deep down inside