I Have a Dream - speech
I HAVE A DREAM
Based on the speech by
Martin Luther King
By Josie Whitehead
'I have a dream' of a world that is fair -
Well, it’s more than a dream, it’s really a prayer.
A small seed was set when these words were said -
But from a small seed grew an oak tree instead.
Segregation by race, was deep in his heart.
Segregation by race keeps nations apart.
Exclusion, separation, rejection by others -
Not sharing God’s world as sisters and brothers.
'I have a dream' which led on to a march
In the hope it would lead to a triumphal arch.
'I have a dream.' Oh, I too, have a dream
Where humans show others respect and esteem.
'I have a dream' where equality reigns;
Where freedom flows freely through everyone’s veins.
Where exclusion by colour, by class or by creed -
Is changed by attention to each other’s need.
'I have a dream' - where a slave is no more,
And hope for one’s future can knock on each door;
Where chains that restrain can be torn into shreds
And freedom from bondage is granted instead.
'I have a dream' - - - - oh how time has fled -
And the dreamer long since joined the ranks of the dead.
A shot from a gun - - - - - and was his dream killed,
Or in the world of today, is it being fulfilled?
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