If you looked in his eyes what would you see?
A man who had a vision for me
His vision surpassed the constructs of segregation.
His dream opened the eyes and sparked a nation.
He dreamed little black boys and little black girls,
Could attain equal opportunities in this world.
Martin believed all people should unite
He didn’t give up without a fight,
But he didn’t promote violence, or using his hands
He became a drum major for justice for every woman and man,
No matter the race, economic status, color or creed,
The content of character is what should be seen,
A Baptist minister; he promoted cooperation in speech,
Fully aware that overcoming the obstacles of racism and poverty
were not easy to reach.
Time and time again he was charged and tested
For the dream, he wasn’t afraid of getting arrested
The task of obliterating Jim Crow Laws and segregated schools
Wanting all to be treated fairly by the same rules
Accomplishing the goal harder and harder he tried
Some became violent,
Bombing his home with his family inside
War was not the answer,
Racism spreading like a cancer
Through peaceful protests and activism in his stance
A leader in the Civil Rights movement
so injustice couldn’t stand a chance
On that day in August 1963, what a memorable speech it came to be
At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in DC.
Holding on to the propeller of justice in his stride
In 1964, Martin won the Noble Peace Prize
The honor of winning such an award,
Dr. King realized the pen was mightier than the sword
Even though Dr. King is now deceased
He advocated that hatred can be cured by peace
If you looked in his eyes what would you do,
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for me and you.