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  Coretta Scott King: Quiet Strength
by Nordette Adams
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
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A poem for Coretta Scott King.
Rosa and now Coretta. We were blessed to have seen them.

Quiet Strength
By Nordette Adams

I wish I could always reflect it,
the inner peace and drawing back,
humility of the moon,
but Glory of God.

I wish I could be the woman of honor
she was.

She meets two Kings beyond the veil,
and we mourn,
but may we sing new joy;
We had her during the storm.

Copyright January 2006 Nordette Adams

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Reviewed by George Carroll 2/18/2009
Nice going. Excellent tribute to a grand lady.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 2/11/2009
Had an opportunity to meet her daughter Yolanda up close at a gala event with the Arts Council of Louisville the year before Yolanda died, as well as watching her work with children at a Louisville urban magnet school named after her father. Death is, to us still living such a sad state of circumstances; yet on both sides of the river of Life they represent a wonderful example of togetherness, kindness and creativity.

blessin's, to you my sis,
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/5/2009
She was truly an amazing woman, she deserves many more accolades like this
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Mary Duhart 1/9/2009
An Awesome Tribute. Great pictures and thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Debra Baker 9/20/2007
A lovely tribute to not only an exceptional woman but an extroadinary woman as well.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/7/2007
a wonderful tribute to an exceptional woman.

Reviewed by Bennett 5/18/2007
Reviewed by Zahala San Simone 5/17/2007
A beautiful piece for an equally warm and beautiful soul. Very moving and very well written.

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/21/2007
you have titled this perfectly
it is a beautiful tribute and I love the add on for Rosa
two great personalities and spirits
and leaders two great women and you did them justice
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 2/21/2007
Yes! One truly valued member of our forever battles towards civilization!
A wonderful tribute Nordette~
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 1/16/2007
Oh my god!!! So great!!! You did and excellent job, much love and respect!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/25/2006
And have some of that in YOU, as well.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 2/8/2006
I read this several times just to stay within the moment that came across in your words. Simplicity does it best. This poem could not be improved upon.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 2/8/2006
Indeed,,she was a glorious woman..her aura always shone so brightly..wonderful tribute ..

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/7/2006
A wonderful tribute to a great ladyn who most deserves it. Good write Nordette!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 2/7/2006

Powerful tribute! These lines are exceptional:
"humility of the moon,
but Glory of God."
In them, you pull in the femine and masculine, the balance,
what makes a soul so strong!
Reviewed by J M 2/7/2006
This is so excellent I love the Freedom man and family wonderful tribute.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 2/6/2006
As you remember her, so you become the woman of honor you are meant to be and are. That you espouse the dream she preached is an example of her success. We will always remember her, Nordette.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/5/2006
Amazing, init, what becomes a beacon in the eye of the storm... and, yes... just have to agree, it tends to be those imbued with a grace and a quiet strength rather than those who shout the loudest or the longest. "humility of the moon, but Glory of God"... don't that just say it all?! What IS it about grace that pulls like a magnet and yet draws attention not to itself but to the power on which it draws? Meekness is controlled strength and certainly NOT weakness. Just love this. Superb in its economy of words. Bless you and thank you for everything. Kate xx
Reviewed by Paul Williams 2/2/2006
I have to agree with the board, a profoudly outstanding tribute to an equally outstanding Lady.

Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 2/2/2006
"... I wish I could always reflect it,
the inner peace and drawing back,
humility of the moon,
but Glory of God. ..."

So short and simple but yrt so profound and heartfelt! Excellent tribute for a wonderful gracious lady! Both inspirational and aspirational.

God bless, Nordette.

Reviewed by Aberjhani 2/2/2006
As grace-filled and dynamic a tribute as the woman Coretta Scott King was herself. A totally fitting bouquet of honor and remembrance.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 2/2/2006
Dear Nordette,

Your true desire to be a great human being like she was has already set you on the path for becoming this enlightened vision of yourself. The world is in great need of more people like you, Nordette because the storm has not yet passed. This is a tribute that honours the life of someone who is a great example for us all.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/2/2006
Simply and profoundly beautiful, Nordette...Lin
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/2/2006
Yes, Nordette, she and Rosa set the bar real high... Bless you for this moving tribute. So very sorry to see them go!
Superbly penned, dear Poetess!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/1/2006
A lovely tribute to a gracious lady!
love and peace...
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 2/1/2006
Amen! What a lady, a woman of honor and someone that we should aspire to. Lovely poem my friend.

Janny xoxoxo
Reviewed by jude forese 2/1/2006
we've lost a rare woman and a honored soul ...

from the heart tribute, Nordette ...
Reviewed by Betty Torain 2/1/2006
Thanks Nordette, Mrs King did have an inner-strength and, she also had a quiet spirit. Thanks for your Tribute. Love, Betty Torain
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/1/2006
She really was an example for strength and determination. It seems like such an end of an era with her and Rosa Parks gone. Just by their presence alone they got things done. Would that we all had their courage of conviction. They gave of self and asked little in returen except to be heard.

It would be a better world if our politicians acted with the same code of honor.

Well said.

Reviewed by Only A Poet 2/1/2006
the world has lost a great woman a bright light.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/1/2006
Great tribute Nordette!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/1/2006

We should be so fortunate to have had her in our lifetime; she will definitely be missed! And all we can do is hope that her and her husband Martin's legacies will live on in our world! Very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 2/1/2006
Nordette this is soul-touching poem and demonstrates your compassion for those who fight for peace and against hatred and discrimination. Well done
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/1/2006
The phrase, "behind every great man . . ." was penned with women like Mrs. King in mind. Nice tribute, Nordette.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/31/2006
Powerful lady. And on the day I stood outside parliament in my first ever protest, with othe Christians. It was against the oppressive racial hatred bill, the govt were expected to easily win. yet they lost by 10 votes, and on the second vote Blair was told it would be a walk over and no need for him to vote..HA he lost by ONE vote.. Ain't the Lord great...That will long haunt Blair...
Reviewed by William Haynes 1/31/2006
a stirring poem. So many fallen warriors of late, so many dreamers gone. I pray the dream endures.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 1/31/2006
Ah, Nordette, I feel such pride because of your words. Pride in progressiveness and fulfillment, in togetherness, in honor and in the life of a rare woman, and a unique man, of exceptional character, qualities and understanding. Rare, indeed, is such a pairing, paring the world with freedom's call.

Your 'reined-in' personality alone in the soft silence of your reverence in this piece shows me just the beginning of the wondrous homage you pay Ms./Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the rest in in your heart and soul.


Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/31/2006
Nordette, the quiet strength is a perfect choice,which made this an eceptional tribute! I always admired her quiet peaceful demeanor!She was to me, an extrememly gracious woman! They are united in peace and love now!Amen!

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 1/31/2006
Great tribute, Nordette.

"wish I could always reflect it,
the inner peace and drawing back,
humility of the moon."

Three lines of quality, Nordette. It doesn't get more real than this. Truth.

Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 1/31/2006
Yes, we should all follow her example. She has earned her place in the beyond.
Reviewed by F William Broome 1/31/2006
I like the quiet brevity and deepness of this offering.
Well done - true and faithful servant of mankind! - Bill

Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 1/31/2006
Wonderful tribute, Nordette
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/31/2006

Yes. Yes. Your quiet tribute shouts volums; strength resonates in each heartfelt word. Thank you--we were indeed blessed to have her in our world. Hopefully, her passing will not have been in vain; the best way to honor her is to treat all people, regardless of "differences," with respect and dignity. Thank you, Poet, friend, for penning what I couldn't.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jessica Lewis 1/31/2006
loved it!!
Reviewed by Peter Paton 1/31/2006
I concur with Jay below Nordette
Super tribute straight from the heart !
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