I DREAM: HONOURING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  I remember hearing his famous speech as a young child.  It was always something I enjoyed hearing.  And it was always something of inspiration and importance.  

Since the time Dr. King recited that speech much has improved for many peoples but there is still a lot that has to change.  

Dr. King’s speech is poetry.  It is repetition turned to beauty.  It is something never to be forgotten.  It is something we are still trying to achieve.  It is the encouragement for the poem (in progress) seen below:

I Dream       

By Jorge Antonio Vallejos

I dream that Dr. King’s message is never forgotten

I dream that We all begin to dream

I dream that We can learn from Dr. King’s dream and dream further

I dream that Reds, Blacks, Browns, and all peoples of colour continue to rise up

I dream that All peoples start to get along and live in community

I dream that Aboriginal peoples get their lands back

I dream that Aboriginal women STOP being murdered and disappearing

I dream that Women of colour start being treated equally to white women

I dream that Women’s bookstores start opening up at a rapid rate, globally

I dream that Straights STOP fearing Queers

I dream that Trans Reverend Cindy Bourgeois gets her own church

I dream that Trans folk get proper recognition for Stonewall

I dream that Trans Peoples STOP being murdered and disappearing

I dream that Sex Workers STOP being murdered and disappearing

I dream that Sex Workers are recognized as legitimately employed

I dream that People learn the difference between Sex Work and Sex traffic

I dream that Christian extremists STOP funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

I dream that conservative Christians STOP fearing Islam and Buddhism and other religions

I dream that conservative Christians STOP having a pity party and admit their horrible history

I dream that Palestinians get their land back

I dream that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a lobotomy

I dream that Post Secondary education becomes FREE

I dream that the Prison Industrial Complex grinds to a halt

I dream that 100% literacy becomes a global phenomenon

I dream that Books never die

I dream that Peoples with Disabilities are seen as gifts and not burdens

I dream that I’ll see an Aboriginal Prime Minister and President in my lifetime

I dream that I’ll see a Latino/Mesitzo Prime Minister and President in my lifetime

I dream that I’ll see a Black Prime Minister in my lifetime

I dream that Mexicans will STOP drowning in rivers at the U.S-Mexico border 

I dream that the Minute Men’s time is DONE

I dream that Mother Earth is respected

I dream that Peoples Stop relying on computers

I dream that Boys learn to respect women

I dream that Boys learn it’s OK to cry

I dream that Boys learn to be real men

I dream that Dead Beat dads CEASE to exist

I dream that Mommas LOVE will carry me for the rest of my life

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About Black Coffee Poet

Black Coffee Poet is a mixed race poet, essayist, and journalist who focuses on Social Justice, Indigenous Rights, STOPPING Violence Against Women, Film, and Literature.
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2 Responses to I DREAM: HONOURING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

  1. Kinosh says:

    right on Jorge, you leave me no choice but to share this with others, very inspiring for some art I may have!

  2. deb singh says:

    thanks, jorge. for sharing your amazing dream.

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