I had a dream

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77068
United States
30° 0' 14.9652" N, 95° 29' 36.6432" W

I had a dream last night that turned into a nightmare,
I woke up still asleep and walked to school full of fear.
The kids gave me weird looks and I didn't know why,
One kid knocked down my books and said, "All negroes should die."
Then I questioned myself, how I got to this place
Because where I come from it's frowned upon to act that way.
But I held my head high as I continued on
And was then swept away in a space time continuum.
To the back of bus where colours were separated,
Except for one noble black woman that didn't feel like being segregated.
She claimed her front seat and refused to get up
For a white man ignorant of the term "love".
I swear my heart broke right then and there,
As I suddenly became shamefully aware.

Next thing I know I'm marching in the street,
Holding signs that preach the definition of free.
They demand justice among all men,
Equal rights I fight to defend.
I look around at all the other determined faces
Then see beyond them all and witness what true hate is.
I hear them shouting at us all to just give up and go home,
They'll never share a restroom with a common negro.
But still we march and preach for the pursuit of happiness,
I soak it all in and the scene suddenly changes.

Now in front of millions I stand and speak of the future.
I tell them where I came from and how much we could do here
If we loved one another and just let freedom ring,
That a nation could rise up and finally live by its creed.
That years from now we'll look back and shake our heads on the past,
And thank God Almighty that we are free at last.
I snapped out of my dream with a whole new respect
And finally realized the freedom in which I've been blessed,
By a strong generation that fought for justice
And changed an entire nation that was once so oppressed.

As I get ready to take on a new day
I'll realize how far my race has really come,
And the determined words of those before me
Have battled true evil, and won.

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Comments

sincerebeautyx

Greeeeat

sydney3695

That was beautiful. 

sacrifice

Come ON :) I'm with you. Good job, and NEVER stop writing because you have are good at conveying your feelings about this subject, and your passion is sorely needed in the world. Thank you for sharing. 

willcam

This is amazing. The way you told the story of your dream was really great. I like the awareness and history it puts into whoever read this. Great job

TXgirl

Nice flow in your poem, good references.

But, uh, you haven't you haven't yet and I don't think you ever will. There will always be racism. It will always be passed down from some parent to his/her child. That's how it worked, that's how it works, and that probably how it will always work.

chrono

This is brilliant, simply brilliant!

mneslie17

This is awesome! I feel like you demolished racism in this poem.

GGicefire

Maybe you can't change everyone in the world,

But anyone reading this can feel a bit of your spark.

Keep trying.

You and your dreams will change something,

I know it.

Keep that spark alive.

Let it burn,

And let the warmth reach the hearts of those frozen

In their broken, hurtful beliefs.

Words are power.

Write.

savigirl14


Outstanding prejudice people could be missing the most wonderful person on the planet great poem

Nathan3259

Lovely

Divine Light33

Beautiful!!

Victoria de'poet

I love it!!!