Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

Rookie - 9 Points (April 4th,1953 / Montgomery, AL)

Martin Luther King's Dream - Revisited - Poem by Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

It is nobody's fault
you're poor, black, hispanic or dead
of an Islam bullet
centuries from home.

It is terrorism
that prevented your education or
denied you your constitutional rights
of a democracy, running scared
of it's individual privileges
to disagree.

It is American
to stand up, fight back,
to speak out, against injustice
for the poorest, most ignorant,
unworthy, or disabled
amongst us.

Turn your back once,
and the privilege is revoked
for each of us to claim
'Am I not a man? '
Worthy of the dignity of life,
of inherent liberties.

Now that the disenfranchised
have become the majority,
how must our 'dreams deferred'
explode?


Comments about Martin Luther King's Dream - Revisited by Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

  • (2/27/2009 11:38:00 AM)


    You poem have become reality in the shape of Obama...
    nice
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  • (3/21/2008 12:15:00 PM)


    There is yet much work to do! Thanks for sharing your view......... (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2008 8:13:00 AM)


    thoughtful tribute to a man who saw America as a work forever in progress. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2007 2:30:00 PM)


    It is American
    to stand up, fight back,
    to speak out, against injustice
    for the poorest, most ignorant,
    unworthy, or disabled
    amongst us.


    are you talking about iraq, and other countries that America has colonized, reduced them to rubble internally and externally... martin luther kings legacy has gone to the dogs...and racism is much stronger and more rabid now tha it was in his time..
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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