Wednesday, February 12, 2014

more to dream – v8

still not finished
our creed, our aspirations
more to dream, to hope for,
in this land, opportunity
land of the pilgrims
of the slaves, the servants
of the righteous, the fallen
those who were martyrs
so much more to do, to achieve,
but it is within our power
our choice to be complacent
or to stand in courage
our time, our place
it is our decision, truly,
more to dream, to strive for
to stand as one people
no to the tyrants, to those
who would subjugate our people

edited February 12, 2014
more to dream – v8
(editing original again)
Edited October 25, 2013
more to dream – v7
Edited September 10, 2013
more to dream – v6
Edited September 8, 2013
more to dream – v5
(editing version 3)
edited August 31, 2013
more to dream – v4
Edited August 30, 2013
more to dream – v3
Edited August 30, 2013
more to dream – v2
August 30, 2013
more to dream
Twitter post
by Alicia Keys
 “Dr. King taught the world to believe in the power of a dream. There's so much more to dream #MLK #MarchOn
her embedded link
August 28, 2013
“the weight of this moment”
speech of President Obama
at 50th anniversary of
the “I Have A Dream” speech
by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
earlier poems
January 21, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
and his final speech before his assassination
and Inauguration of the President
Barack Hussein Obama
by Myrlie Evers-Williams
Inaugural Address
quote in the speech, “"Our journey is not complete until our
gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law"
several poems written in 2009
on the juxtaposition of the
80th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the inauguration of Barack Obama
as President of the United States of America

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