For Today’s blog, I wrote a poem inspired by the “I have a Dream” speech. I hope you find it inspiring.
I have a Dream…That all men will be created Equal
“I have a dream,” he said.
He spoke of trials and tribulations
People on a quest to freedom
In the years since, we have accomplished little
For, racism of other race is still present
MLK dreamt of a world where “all men are created equal”
Great strides have been taken, you see
But, we still face the same issue today
When will his dream become reality?
I stand up and say, that all men are not created equal
The color of our skin, the pennies in our banks,
Education level and citizenship all play a role
In the down taking of MLK’s dream.
Now, I have the same dream.
I dream for all to be created equal.
For people to stop throwing the “good book” down
Twisting the word of god to something evil
To something that advances their tainted belief
I want acceptance for all, for no fear of persecution
I dream that one day, like MLK, that oppression be erased
I dream of boys and girls of all races to grow
To know they are fearless and worthy
Their potential is not wasted by their ethnicity
Are we not all immigrants? Are we all not human?
Blood is red no matter whose flesh you cut
I dream that the crookedness of politics be straightened
Our leaders dream big things for us, instead of ruin
Lands be clean and open for dwellers
Food plentiful for all to fill their bellies
Hopeful eyes instead of fearsome
Like MLK, I dream of freedom for all
Who am I, you ask? Why do I want these things?
I am the same as you. I breathe and bleed as you do
I am a human being who wishes the same for all
When will our dreams become a reality?
Will there ever be freedom? Will the hatred end?
I hold to hope and lay down at night with it strong in my heart
I close my eyes and hope that one day
All men will be created equal