In honor of MLK day, I wrote this poem. He had a dream for us, and now it is our turn to make his dream a reality. R.I.P. to MLK and his queen, Coretta...this poem is for you...
LIVE THE DREAM: LET US TAKE ACTION NOW!
Hatred and war are what pollutes our nation,
It rots our hearts, God’s sweetest creation
If we just do some good without any hesitation,
Then we can become one of those great inspirations.
We can be those who teach the younger generations
Tell them to put down the weapons & read the Bible’s Revelation
Teach them to stand up and stop this discrimination and segregation
Teach them to stand up and give them more determination
We can even teach them to have a little innovation
But still keep Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a great inspiration.
We can listen to his words, ideas, and his imagination
His act of non-violence helped soothe all nations
For equality and freedom was his major mission
We can hear his speeches on the radio stations
We can see his dream come to life on many televisions
Talking about our ancestors and how they slaved on plantations
Or how Abraham Lincoln created the Emancipation Proclamation
Our past is what gives us the greatest motivation
To finally rise up and achieve an education
Quit making excuses and be the strong demonstration
Instead of that hatred and war show love as the temptation
If we take better action today, we can make a transformation.
Dr. King’s words are the integration
His words of hope are what helped build this nation.
We built a strong civilization,
But some of us still need the inspiration
We must look at specifics and not generalizations
We have to stop the fighting and all the instigation
If we do our part and show good intentions
If we follow our hearts and if we mention,
The words of Dr. King in all directions,
Then we will direct a path to our own salvation
Of our evaluation
In our number one destination…
Up in heaven.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had his expectations,
He wanted brothers and sisters to join hands for all generations.
We learn that history has a way of making rotations
Like I said, our past is what gives us the greatest motivation
To end all hatred, war, and discrimination
To end all violence and show our salutations.
He taught us to cope with all our observations
He brought us hope in all directions
He wants us to build a strong relation
With whites, blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asians
But we have to act upon it and bring forth our best presentation.
We all must stand with confidence and show no frustration
We all must take action and rise above the nation
We all should strive to be the good talking sensations.
Don’t bring in that frustration
Let’s have high aspirations
Give our life illumination
More love and animation
Reach out for that gratification.
People can hear our speeches on radio stations
People can see our dreams come to life on televisions.
Dr. King once stated,
“The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation…”
Meaning, we must take action and get some satisfaction
We as a nation must stop these whirlwinds that destroy all foundations
If we do things with a combination,
Of love and good and have no accusations.
Share peace and happiness all throughout the nation
From the North to the South and across the Appalachians
My people we can finally get that resignation
Do it right with no hesitations
Do it right without tribulations
Do it all with determination.
I’d rather die with satisfaction
At least knowing I took some action
I’d rather live with noble ambition
Than to die from hatred’s suffocation--
Giving hatred the white flag of extermination.
Now Dr. King made speeches and his interpretation
Is of how we must build our strong civilization
So we can stand tall and not feel humiliation.
Now I’ve seen my people live a life of destruction,
But if we take action there will be no more corruption.
I have seen my people looked down upon and be the laughing sensations
Live a life of humiliation
And always feeling frustration.
The first step of taking action is realization
Of what you can give back and of course how you take it in.
You should stop for a minute to look at your reflection
Remember that you’re stronger than all the hatred and rejection.
Dr. King’s words will forever live on through the nation
And if you think I’m wrong, just look around at his creation
Blacks and whites holding hands with consideration
Sharing the love with every generation
Starting up these new relations.
And now once a year we have a grand celebration
Of Dr. King’s life not his assassination.
As I pound it in your heads, my people take action,
Let us start something new; let us get those great reactions
The next level of Dr. King’s dream is our own creation
Continue to listen to his words and take it into consideration
He gave us the book, now we must make our own illustrations
Create our observations
So everyone can understand his words without aggravation.
We must keep his word alive, and get rid of discrimination
For he is the one that I, have as my number one inspiration.
"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.