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It All Started On A Bus

It all started on a bus.
Not on battlefields with guns blazing,
generals shouting orders
and soldiers frantically charging into the fray.
But on a bus.
No smoke filled room
or congressional caucus chamber.
No basement Sunday school classroom
of the local Baptist church,
no auditorium at the
neighborhood community center.
But on a bus.  
Not by representatives
of the NAACP,
no Urban Leaguers,
local civil rights activist
or radicals be they right or left.
But by a demure, wife, mother
and seamstress, who simply said –
I’ve had enough.
The daughter of a school teacher,
wife of a barber, a woman of courage,
a change agent in a world so desperately
in need of confronting it’s many contradictions. 
She was the mother of a movement ….
That all started on a bus.


Tenthltr2u (c) 2005


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About tenthltr2u (1063 Articles)
A child of the 60's I often feel out of place in the world as it exist today. Too much excess, too much materialism, too few people who genuinely care or give a damn. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

4 Comments on It All Started On A Bus

  1. These last 2 are quite good and I enjoyed reading them.


  2. Thank you and thanks for visiting my neighborhood. Hope all is well.Peace


  3. Thanks for stopping by today. That poem is AWESOME! It really says it all. I’m trying SO HARD to snap out of these blues but it is so hard. Blessings! 😉


  4. Thanks Theresa for dropping by. I’m so proud that our local transit authority had the insight to honor Mrs. Parks in such a way. I’m trying change the link so that you don’t have to register in order to read the article.The poem was mine, I’m glad you liked it.Hang in there, peaceTen


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