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Dr. Betty Shabazz

 

With the passing of time another hero dies

A spirit so strong willed her to overcome much adversity

As a young woman, her beloved murdered before her eyes

Left alone to raise six young women

Wonder of wonders she triumphed

Spurred on by her indomitable spirit

She serves as a classic example

That through tragedy we find a way to overcome

It’s in her eyes I see “the fire next time”

It’s in her triumphs “by all means necessary” becomes crystallized

And as she passes on to the other side

We are left a little bit emptier

Dr. Betty…as she was affectionately known

Has joined brother Malcolm in God’s home.

 

(6-24-97 written for Malcolm X’s wife)

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