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Dr. King stood for more than just a line of a speech

That the white lense takes away the rest of

So now I preach

King was a revolutionary much like the rest

And he had more than just a dream

 

King said “It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.”

Look how the country has become in its failure to own it

Follow our first black president up with one that lacks integrity

People come to me with political incorrectness and no sincerity

Everywhere you look all you can see is polarity

King said it would be fatal...

 

King said “There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights.”

Still every step toward equality is met with a fight

We protest but they still see what they despise

We say black lives matter

We say ‘say her name’

We say hands up don’t shoot

We’re tired of seeing every death like strange fruit

We’re tired of the profiling

We’re tired of working twice as hard to get half as much

We keep screaming: I can’t breath, I can’t breath, I. Can’t. Breath.

But King said there would be neither rest, nor tranquility...

 

King said “The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of one nation until the bright days of justice emerge.”

Keep fighting the fight until injustice we purge

Do what we can to avoid the violence

But the fact remains

We will never choose silence

Trouble the water, shake the trees

I know my biggest threat to them will be my degrees

King said The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations

 

And so we know that King had more.

 

And me? Well

America has never been America to me

Langston Hughes

People still exploit our suffering

On the news

 

Barely scratch the surface of my history

Outside of rappers and gangsters my role models remain a mystery

 

Everyday I wonder if a make a real difference

 

But

I have a dream.

A dream that one day it’ll all go away

A dream that the generation of tomorrow

Not worry about the sufferings of today

King said and now I’ll say

I have a dream

 

This poem is about: 
My country

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