POEMS INSPIRED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING
All he wished
Is for whites and blacks
to be equal when we finished
He had a non-violent protest
To put the people to a special test
So, to racial injustice, to inequality,
He raised a fist of peace
and with equal rights,
America would find release.
He knew his people were very bright,
he just had to lead them to the light.
Because Martin Luther King had a Dream
so no one would have to scream
for there wouldn't be a dilemma
like Birmingham or Selma.
He once said that he had a dream
and that one day it will come true.
But it will only be a dream
until there is change in me and you.
Don't hate me,
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Seattle Times/Post-intelligencer "Racial Realities" Author: Carey Quan Gelernter Volume 3-Article #83
St. Petersburg Times, "They're catching up to society, slowing but surely" David Finkel, Volume 3 - Article #39
Seventeen, December 1996, That Black Girl Pages. Pg 190.
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