On this day the world is stopping to remember
Stopping to remember one who lived it up!
From the corner streets of Salem to the very echelons of the the land
A symbol of strive yet became a symbol of glamour!
A symbol of divisions that run deep yet became a symbol of shared strength!
My words can’t spurn her adulation
Cause her’s were the very best…
Poet, activist, actress, professor, dancer…
Several shades to describe one hue
A hue of truth, strength and love
She lived it up!!
Up for the whole world to see!!
Up for her Maker above!!
And now she rests with the Giants!!