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Martin Luther King
by Myra Cohn Livingston

Got me a special place
For Martin Luther King.
His picture on the wall
Makes me sing.

I look at it for a long time
And think of some
Real good ways
We will overcome.

This poem made me think about my great-grandmother, Annie Peiffer. She lived in a retirement home for many years. In fact, she had two different husbands while living there (not at the same time)! On the wall in her small bedroom, she hung two portraits of her favorite people– John F. Kennedy and Jesus. Who do you admire that you would you hang a picture of if you had room for just one or two people?

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