1963 Birmingham Church Bomb

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 14:45 -- Vyrine

The 1963 Birmingham Church bomb

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Information found on cnn.com

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The blast went off on Sixteenth Street

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The ones who died were sickly sweet

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Fourteen Fourteen Fourteen and Eleven,

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The ages of those sent straight to heaven

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This action of the Klu Klux Klan

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Lasted only a short time span

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But that day we lost four beautiful girls

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Who shone brightly, just like pearls

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The president announced these acts cruel

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Anyone taking part was declared a fool

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MLK called on the army to run the city

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However, that situation wouldn’t be pretty

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Finally, Robert Chambliss is convicted

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He’s paid for the crimes to which he is acquitted.

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This poem is about: 
My country
Our world

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