SELMA, SELMA Sings about GLORY!

March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 50 years ago, in 1965
March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 50 years ago, in 1965

 

The 87th Annual Academy Awards were amazing to watch. While viewing the two singers John Legend and Common accept their awards for the best original song “Glory” from “Selma”, I had to rush for pen and paper as these words roared out of me, fast and ferociously. This beautiful poem about the movie Selma sings about GLORY.

SELMA, SELMA, Life becomes Glory
when the heart’s desire
becomes unhinged,
floundering
like a fish out of water,
flopping crazily up and down;
Not sure just where to land-
as if from a puppeteer’s hand
it jostles and swishes dancing so
gloriously proud.
Selma, Selma, where ground
was broken.
With people marching
on and on.
No guns, no ammunition,
only righteous fire lit their hearts
to seal a landmark
in Selma, ever strong
And its leader M.L.K JR.
With his faithful followers,
following with their hearts in their mouth’s.
YES, it took courage to brave the walk
but they did it without condition,
a desire for freedom
so deeply etched, led them on.
The march will continue
for how ever long it takes,
until each soul knows
that crossing the bridge
into Selma fifty years ago
with their lives at stake
was a history-making
physical phenomenon!
In the new song Glory
unfurling so a new story
can unfold
when it all comes full circle.
Selma, Selma, sings about Glory!
Now, thanking God that new Glory is done!

Blessings, Musical Medium Jenifer Whisper

 

50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights March
50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights March