Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Martin Luther King JR. I have a Dream Revised by Raindrop

A Great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand
Came as a great beacon of light seared in the flames of withering injustice
Came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity
to which every American would fall heir

Now is the time to Rise Up from the dark and desolate
valley to the sunlight path of racial justice
the time to lift our nation from quicksand of
injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood
The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake
the foundation of our nation and the sweltering summer
will not pass until there is an invigorating Autumn of Freedom And equality guaranteed to the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Midst of a vast Ocean of material prosperity
in the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.
Conduct our struggle on the high plane of discipline & dignity.
Their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom
Their destiny is tied to our destiny
Let us not need to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness & hatred

We will never be satisfied as long as the victim of unspeakable horrors is satisfied
We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water
And righteousness like a mighty stream
And is transformed into an oasis of freedom

Veterans of creative suffering, let us no wallow in the valley of despair.
I still have a dream it is a dream deeply rooted in the dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out
The meaning of it's creed.
"I have a Dream"

1 comment:

  1. I really like this Emma. Because it has your voice- because of your revisions. But you can still get the just of the I have a Dream speech. And it is a lot more creative than mine.