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The Dream of Martin Luther King

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Below is the poem entitled The Dream of Martin Luther King which was written by poet Lillie Williams. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Dream of Martin Luther King

Man has lived a hard life
While trying to live free
Voting and living in fine
Houses never intended to be
Somehow treated badly while 
Others took away their families
Rosa Parks wanted her rights
In Montgomery Alabama

God knew the struggle that 
Man always endured in life
Beating half to death
And crying in the night
They took away their daughters
And used them to satisfy lust
The only way to survive is
To do what they must

Many long years have passed
And many rivers they crossed
Some of them were saved                                                                          
But most of them were lost
Abraham Lincoln through
God he freed the slaves
But somehow along the way
They lost a lot of braves

With his headquarters in
Atlanta Georgia arose
Dr. King
Now they can began
To let freedom ring
With the dream that he had
To unite every nation together
So their children could walk
Hand-in-hand in a land
He tried to make better

Dr. King spoke of peace
Didn't believe in a gun or knife
He wanted freedom for everyone
To live a better life
His dreams foresees 
All nations of children walking                                                                 
Hand in hand
A better future, a better life
Was always Dr. King’s plan

He said I've been to the mountain top
And I've viewed the promise land
I may not get there with you
For this is God’s plan
I don’t want you to cry or
Mention the honors that I received
But speak of how I've helped this 
Nation and tried to supply their needs

Like most people, Dr. King
Wanted to live a long life
He knew he had to work swiftly
To win this holy fight
January 15, 1929 marks the 
Birth of a righteous man
April 4, 1968 he was 
Taken from this land

A single shot, a life have fallen                                                                       
And taken from his family
He believed in the movement
That started in Alabama
Because of his dream for
Everyone in this world
He willingly gave his life 
And wanted every nation
To seek peace, 
And try hard to love
Now we look back at all  
The struggles of Dr. King
And we see a somewhat better nation
Because of this man’s Dream!!!

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  1. Date: 3/3/2013 2:16:00 PM
    lillie very good...David

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 3/3/2013 5:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David, it were a piece that was written for black history month. I just decided to post it. I thought I would write something different. I am glad that you think that it is good. I thought that no one would like it. But thanks for the encouragement and may God bless you always.