|Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
|A fine tribute of exceptional beauty. Exactly as it should be.|
|Reviewed by S H (Reader)
|It is a beautiful poem.|
|Reviewed by Afrika Abney
|What a remarkable and profund tribute. Thanks for sharing such a powerful scripture with us! Happy National Poetry Month!|
|Reviewed by Leann Marshall
|The starkness, intensity and power of these words give me chills to the bone. I remember where I was when I heard the news of his death.|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Your expressive words are emotional & very powerful I can feel this poetic write abounding the confines of sorrows depths.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Wonderful. I was privileged to hear MLK offer his life for freedom to 5000 on a cold Nebraska New Year's midnight in 1966. Later, I would run into MLK Jr and Daddy King at the Atlanta University bookstore. Although I lived in her neighborhood for three years, I never met Coretta Scott. She was a saint for putting up with his philandering.
|Reviewed by . ignis
|These are powerful and moving words. The average man in white societies has no clue whatsoever what ethnic minorities experience in their lives. Today I regret to see the devastating effects of stigmatization of the minorities in 'advanced' societies. The cynical part of that is that it allows the perpetrators of inflicting the separations to deem the victims to be ignorant. But the real ignorance is within their minds and hearts. I pity them for believing that the treacherous earthly courts are ultimately the determinating power in this universe. I know these are dwarfed by the powers of the celestial courts that are totally abhorred by mankind's ignorant conduct. The ones in power now and yesterday will have to account for the criminal ways in which they arranged the structures and mechanisms of this world. Their fate will be as devastating as the agony they have caused throughout the history of mankind. Mr. and Mrs. King must have been aware of this and managing to remain correct and gentle in spite of knowing this until the bitter end is an incredible tour de force in itself.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I will simply echo the sentiments of those who have written before me, Aberjhani. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace,
|Reviewed by Tichaona Chinyelu
|It took a couple of readings for me to get that this poem is spoken with Coretta's voice and once I realized that, I liked it even more. It "abstractly" reinforces the bond that existed between her and her husband and their work.|
|Reviewed by Cynth'ya email@example.com
|Power in your words remind me of Mother Maya Angelou, only you do it like no one else. Thank you.
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Outstanding. This shines like the bright and beautiful star he was, and still is. Just rocked me to my core. Loved every word.
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Goodness me - I am silenced... and I thought Diana was powerful!!!! But this Lady, as detailed by your profound and soul-bearing character portrayal, shows me what true royalty status is - that is within the soul of each one of us... if we would but allow for it and honour it. And yet the uniqueness of the passion, not only of purpose, but of an enduring love and devotion shared intimately between just these two make for some stunning lines: "we burned like two summers in the shade of our hearts... swimming bare-skinned in the waters of each other's freedom-hungry minds" Like WOW!! Can feel a poem comin on... Inspirational or what??!! Both you, her and him, but of course. TY BIG time! K xx :))|
|Reviewed by Only A Poet
|my god, this is true brilliance as though you have exposed her exquisite soul to me. thank you for writing and sharing this incomparable tribute to two true heroes of our times.|
|Reviewed by Seth Mullins (Reader)
|I've missed the gale wind of inspiration that blows through your poems. Must be daunting to take on such subject matter, but you are one of the few that can do it "justice". I can see the nobility of the human race anew after reading your words.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Hale
|Words that touch the heart, and rend the soul. Well done, my friend. Peace.|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|Gripping and so very touching, this is the song of a love that is more than true, it is a soul that is wrapped within another even in the their absence. Truly, one might believe you to be the medium, in this one, _Aberjhani, writing her words to the song she was singing as she was lifted into the freedom that can only be found in God's embrace. This is glorious poetry!!!
|Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
|you put yourself in another place in order to manifest this write, Brotha A., a place somewhere beyond the mundane, where all true feelings must lie. Channeling love has to be an amazing experience....|
|Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
|Aberjhani, my heart was in my throat as I was reading this! So nostalgic yet so painful - just a rollercoaster of emotions I feel as I read this. Beautiful tribute, Aberjhani!
|Reviewed by Latorial Faison
|What wonderful way to pay tribute to the Bride and the Bride's Groom of civil rights in America. Your words sing the song of words joined more than grammatically, but spiritually in a way that only Martin and Coretta could ever know. They were so much more than the movement. They were God's light in a world filled with darkness. Awesome tribute, and thank you for reading "celebrate" on my site today.
Latorial Faison, Poet & Author
28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"American Widow: Song for Coretta Scott King" sings with love the sublimity of gratitude.
I salute You, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Tyrone Banks
|Ephesians 6, 11-20
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
These words of GOD were embodied in the immortal Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his faithful wife Coretta Scott-King.
They stand tall on the Battlefield on which they've won their battles without shedding the blood of their enemies.
The war is now with us - and our children the stay the course and move forward, never allowing the enemy to breach our front line and take back what we've gained.
I apologize for the long response, but your powerful poem has been a source of fuel for the fire of the Holy Spirit that has consumed me.
God bless you Warrior Aberjhani!
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
|She was a great woman who stood by a man with a great vision. It invites me to sing that song that says "Where have all the flowers gone?" Thank You for honouring her with such a wonderful tribute.
Love & Light,
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
|I agree with George below completely !
Your heart has written this sincere and emotional twin tribute to Martin and Coretta, two people whose presence and actions shook the world !
Excellently crafted my friend
|Reviewed by L. Figgins
|Reviewed by jude forese
|a song that captures the heart of two souls who have reached into the promised land ...|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Wow...this would make a great spiritual.
Well said too.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Beautiful tribute !!
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|A beautiful tribute to a gracious woman.
love and peace...
|Reviewed by Emeka Nwogu
|what a song! What a tribute. My eyes are tearful already.
Thanks for this offering. Nice as always.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|call me to where
A marvelous tribute, and I'm sure they are together again.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|An honourable tribute, to our loss, yet heavens gain..|
|Reviewed by Betty Torain
|Thanks Dear POET. What a TRIBUTE! Love, Betty Torain.|
|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
|I believe, my friend Aberjhani, you and Martin have already spoken... Thank you for the blending of yours and his in this exquisite piece titled 'American Widow: Song for Coretta Scott King'.
Mrs./Ms. Coretta Scott King lives on, as Dr. Martin does, in hearts, souls, words, progressions and freedom from frozen thorns and thoughts gone 'yon'.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
|Reviewed by Nordette Adams
|Beautiful as always, Aberjhani. ~~Nordette|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|He stirred the hearts and dreams of many and as long as his spirit is kept alive freedom still has a chance. Now his beloved wife is at home with him to share the eternity that God has promised and the angelic choirs are singing amazing grace how sweet thou art.|
|Reviewed by Jane Rodway
|Wow! This is so powerful and courageous to write about someone so intimately, you have done some great work here, as have they, and their daughter who is a leader in the abortion movement "I regret my abortion"- what an amazing family.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Not easy to say anything when you are stunned into silence by a tribute such as this. However you know you are unique and your words are in a class by themselves, for which I give thanks that you share them with us. May they be united in joy and made aware of one who would give such precious thoughts to them!
|Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
|The most wonderful tribute I've read yet! 'The wind turned to frozen thorns'...beautiful!!!|
|Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
|Aberjhani, this is absolutely beautiful. what a tribute. I am so very glad I stopped by your den today. I thought earlier today how sad for all of us but how wonderful that the two are together now. thank you so much for giving us this tremendous gift. Dawn|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Well, there will be quite a few tributes to her, none will be better than this. I could go on and on, but it would just be ME, and the song speaks for itself. Stunning.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|*tears* Aberjhani, what a beautiful song--there are tears streaming down my face from the power of these miraculous words - I can just picture Coretta saying this to her husband ... bless you, you've touched me deeply and profoundly today. Thank you, Poet, friend!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.