Lubinda Lubinda

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An Impoverished Child's Dream - Poem by Lubinda Lubinda

You may have seen me
writing broken letters
in the sand and thought,
I was wasting time
because I had nothing
better to do
but, I too have a dream
that one day
I could go to school
like rich kids do!

Yes, I too have a dream
that one day,
the tables would be turned
and I wouldn't
have to beg for food
all day long!
and that one day
lady luck would favour me
and i wouldn't have to spend
sleepless nights
because of hunger

I too have a dream
that one day
I would become somebody
and make opinions
that matter
instead of people
writing me off
dismissing me as useless
and good-for-nothing!

Topic(s) of this poem: poverty

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poem inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream speech

Comments about An Impoverished Child's Dream by Lubinda Lubinda

  • Lubinda Lubinda (4/6/2015 4:52:00 PM)

    Thank you very much, i really appreciate it! (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/3/2015 4:28:00 PM)

    A wonderful and heartfelt poem. Thanks for sharing, Lubinda (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 4, 2015

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