Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King
© Rolland G. Smith 1995

I had a dream the other night
and Martin Luther King was there.
He spoke in tones befit the wise
and asked me if I’d share
The news of how his dream came out,
since he had been away.

I told him times had changed somewhat
but the dream was still a dream
And somewhere in these many years was
progress, or so it seemed.
Tell me, he said, what has happened,
since he had been away.

We’ve legislated out the hate, I said,
but laws can’t touch the mind,
If bias reeks within the heart,
there cannot be a human – kind.
It’s still not true, he said,
for he had been away.

And then he said, where he is now,
there is no ONE color bright,
Not black or white, yellow or brown.
There is only a loving light.

It’s the truth I lived, and live,
he said, as he went away.

1 comment:

cath said...

Rolland, it's been a long time since I've had opportunity to visit your Blog. Today, I am happy to be here and thank you for your dream poem. I see Dr. King reflected in President Obama... Bless his dreams and graceful way.

Your poem is profoundly moving, and as always, filled with truth, insight and wisdom. Bless You, Thank You.

Peace, Health and Gratitude,
Cath Meadows

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