Speak Eagle

I Have a Dream

We have a dream

he and I.

He with his deep faith

his four children

his vision for peace.

Me with my deep faith

my four children

my vision for peace.

We have a dream

he and I

that one day

one day

we people

we citizens

we souls

we souls who occupy our many-colored skins

will rise up and live out the meaning of HARMONY

different notes

played together

creating a beautiful sound.

Not the sound of siren screams

or hateful words

news reports

or eulogies

but of PEACE

of brotherhood

of sisterhood.

Sharing a common table

in uncommon kindness.

We have a dream

he and I

that one day our neighborhoods

our towns

our finest cities

where we swelter today with the heat of violence

will be “transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice”

HARMONY AND PEACE.

He dreamed that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I have the same dream today.

He dreamed that “one day little black boys and black girls” would be able to “join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”

His four

My four

Meeting eyes

Reaching out

Joining hands.

He

Me

Meeting eyes

Reaching out

Joining hands.

We have a dream, he and I.

A dream that “one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; ‘and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.’”

We have a dream, he and I.

I, too, say, “this is my hope, and this is my faith.”

And “with this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair

a stone of hope.

With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation

into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

Like that great man whose voice rang out in 1963, I have the same dream today.

And today

I believe

it’s your dream, too.


Read or listen to Martin Luther King’s full speech, “I Have a Dream,” HERE.