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Poet deVine
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0 posted 01-16-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poet deVine

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, January 17, 2000.



The Dream


He had a dream for all of us
To see with eyes colorblind
But too soon the voice silenced
Though the thread still entwined

Hands joined in brotherhood
Shedding tears with tolerance
A life given to end the pain
Of denied independence

Celebrate the birth today
Of Martin Luther King
Close your eyes to bigotry
And let freedom ring.

  




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Denise
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1 posted 01-16-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

AMEN May that dream become a reality! Great poem, Sharon, with such a great message!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

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And in the air his voice resonated
then too quickly it was gone
Oh my Son, although the words elaborated,
only in the air will the words ring on.

Beautiful job, Sharon, thanks!


 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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A very fitting tribute.  I so often think, on the internet, only the truth of ones heart makes them different from another and that's as it ought be everywhere.  Thanks for reminding us to carry on the dream.
 
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