Preach Heaven Down

November 26, 2008

Footage from Drew's poetry performance at The Dream Reborn conference in Memphis, Tennessee, on the 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination, April 4, 2008. This poem, written in honor of Dr. King and all the heroes and "she-roes" of the Civil Rights Movement, uses language from the speeches of Dr. King.

Filed under Poetry, Activism, Politics

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3 comments for "Preach Heaven Down"

arline boyce says:
November 17, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Gratitude to you Drew for stepping up and doing your part for the Earth in such a beautiful way. I feel like I just received a major blessing. I will surely pass along your website to other interested human beings wishing to do their part to change the world, change the planet.

Abigail Morgan Prout says:
December 10, 2011 at 11:30 PM


I just listened to your 'Preach Heaven Down' poem. I am moved by you taking up the word, the dropped torch of justice, how your words bring MLK jr. to my white woman's heart. Listening, my thoughts formed one question, "How it is possible that the same US government that protects and profits with and by the 1%, honors Martin Luther King Day as a National Holiday?

The irony tastes metallic, like pennies.

Thank you again for your way. ~Abigail Lopez Island, Washington

Koorsnevar aka Leap the Elk. says:
March 16, 2012 at 03:54 AM

Drew: Excellent exposition emanates. Love that metaphor from Ms Prout... She seems to know that acrid taste that is undelicious irony. Decades pass, irony remains. The Titanic only sunk once. Tell the people you loved that you love them. And hope only for their very best. (I got that advice on a plane in Asia.)

Mango, near Albany, CA. Or not - Time/space displacement, plus a dose of what-not.

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