4.30.2020 – some who make world worse

Some who make world worse
don’t take day off. How can I?
Light up the darkness

Today’s haiku is adapted from a quote from Bob Marley.

Mr. Marley said, “The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, why should I. Light up the darkness.”

According to Wikipedia, On 3 December 1976, two days before “Smile Jamaica”, a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political groups, Marley, his wife, and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen inside Marley’s home. Taylor and Marley’s wife sustained serious injuries but later made full recoveries. Bob Marley received minor wounds in the chest and arm. The attempt on his life was thought to have been politically motivated, as many felt the concert was really a support rally for Manley. Nonetheless, the concert proceeded, and an injured Marley performed as scheduled, two days after the attempt. When asked why, Marley responded, “The people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. How can I?”

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