What’s a Hero?
Jackie Robinson, Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln
And Martin Luther King, what were they thinkin’ ?
Heroes all for different reasons
Disparate generations and different seasons
While what they did was diverse, the motives were the same.
Wanting new ideas to blossom not their own personal fame
Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line
How foolish to bar black athletes he would opine
Amelia Earhart proved that women could learn anything they wanted to
She was the first woman to fly over the Atlantic without a crew
Abe Lincoln believed emancipation should be the law of our nation
As president he supported elevating slaves from their station
Martin Luther King a minister and ardent spokesperson for civil rights
He did it with words, not physical confrontations or fights
Every generation has those who take up a cause
That might not be popular but is on the right side of the laws
Think about how you too can be a hero
Trying one thing is better than zero