A Dream

In Honor of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1965 Courtesy of Wikipedia

I have a dream he said in his speech
The bustling crowd cheered
While the outsiders jeered

Tell them about your dream, Martin
Called Mahalia Jackson above the crowd
And so he did tell us strong and loud

He called for peace among people
Of things foreignly obvious
With intelligent words and quiet solemness

The crowd grew so still, every ear turned to hear
He said go home and wait there with care
Change was soon coming and not to despair

He said that one day these children of ours
Could walk hand in hand
All over this land

Within these Lands he quoted so sweetly
From that hallowed document
That all of God’s people, all men should be equal

To become a great Nation the future must change
For the red, white and blue
We have to be true

True to those gone before us in suffering and strife
To lead us from the dark valley’s of isolation
Into the the loving arms of honeyed redemption

That all of us, men, women and child
Must rise up together and speak
Voices now strong and no longer weak

Even today his words are still heard
In his voice we still ride
For the glory of equality’s pride

7 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful tribute

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

        Liked by 1 person

  2. jilldennison says:

    Very moving poem … thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for all you do and the information you provide Jill! 🏆

      Liked by 1 person

      1. jilldennison says:

        My pleasure!!! Thank YOU for reading my work! Always appreciated!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. You are most welcome – it is my honor! 🙏

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