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I Do Have A Dream

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I Do Have A Dream

Upon a fragile thread
Hangs the soldiers dream
Of surviving another day
On the battlefield of death
While on the other side
A young man straps on a bomb
Saying goodbye to his mother
With no fear of death
He heads out to take his life, as well as, the lives of others
In the name of his God
Led blindly down the path of deception
By perhaps the most famous man in the world
Bin Laden believes so strongly in his faith
That he will sacrifice any life necessary
Any life but his own that is
While hiding like a coward in the dark
Nothing more than a rat 
Scurrying between caverns of nowhere
Posting his video’s to prove
That brave souls die for the glory of a coward 
Bin Laden has no personal belief in his own teachings
His followers see him as a “Prophet of Allah”
They proudly give their lives for him
Believing in glory all the way to hell
What meaning can be found in this?
As my own son prepares to go to Afghanistan
Not long after returning from Iraq
Just a boy who has been thrust into the responsibility of killing
So our dreams may come true
I do have a dream
I dream that hero’s will be honored
Even those who are misled and suicidal
For in their hearts they believe 
Strongly enough to give their lives
I do have a dream
I dream that cowards will die in their caves of refuge
And be eaten by the rats with which they dwell
I do have a dream
I dream that one day all men will realize
That through the “Blood of Christ”
All dreams can be answered!


For Carol's contest.

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  1. Date: 5/11/2010 8:19:00 PM
    This was a powerful statement. Wishing you well. Vince

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 3:00:00 AM
    Wow, surpassingly good of this write, excellent dream that I also wish that it could come true. Congratulations to your well-deserved win, Michael. (^_^) Noel

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 4:19:00 PM
    Congrats Michael on your winning poem and placement in the Dreams Come True contest.. a most wonderful write and win for u to so enjoy..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 1:46:00 PM
    Michael~ Wow what a strong moving piece this is Congratulations on your win in Carol's contest! Love Laura :)

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 1:18:00 PM
    Wow Michael, fantastic write > boy oh boy you come up with some pretty impressive poetry > many congratulations on your win in Carol's wonderful contest >> James

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 12:56:00 PM
    Powerful! Amen! Congradulations on your win!! Jeralynn

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 12:18:00 PM
    Your strong voice...your dream is one of many, Michael! Amazing poem, and so thoughtful is this profound dream. Hope you are doing well. Congratulations on this winning poem! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 12:02:00 PM
    Wow, that is powerful! Congratulations for your win. This is truly a riveting, heart-felt dream. Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 11:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Michael in my contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 6:53:00 PM
    Excellent Write Micheal. I enjoyed the reading.

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 2:50:00 PM
    Michael first of all sorry I have not read any of your poems for a while, and thank you for reading the my poems and for your comments. this poem you wrote here was very good and so true.

  1. Date: 2/22/2010 8:23:00 PM
    This is an excellent entry into that contest, Mike. Good luck, and I really enjoyed reading this one. Andrea

  1. Date: 2/22/2010 2:16:00 PM
    Many of us have the same dream, MJ. Read my "Who is This god You Serve?" When you have some time- Similar content. MJ. Hope you and family are fine! Peace, Audrey