I See The Deam… Don’t You?

I see the dream… don’t you?
Despite all the daily difficulties of today and our tomorrows too…
That can somehow get in our way and cloud “the vision”
For me, my children and even my children’s children.
“Freedom”
In no way has this fertile seed of the American Dream
Been misplaced, lost, stolen or in some way, been removed…
Because of this, we know this truth to be living evidence
That there has never been an “unequal sign” placed on our birth creation.

Therefore, the mere ideal of freedom continues for all God’s people
And this basic ideal has and will always overcome the forces of human oppression…
This sacred moral and personal belief continues to survive
For those who dream, pray, and recall the past… and, we must do all three!

I see the dream… don’t you?
Free from the past… our freedom at last…
Thank God almighty, our people continue to be free!

I see the dream… don’t you?
We can see ourselves dreaming even greater things today…
There are sit downs in the halls of our best educational institutions
And also in the malls of our finest shopping places of commerce… all of us sitting together!
“Freedom”
In no way has this fertile seed of the American Dream
Been misplaced, lost, stolen or in some way been removed…
Because of this, an oasis of freedom and justice is a casual observation
That reflects the mighty and colorful character of God’s people living in harmony and peace.

Therefore, the mere ideal of freedom continues to be our hope and solemn expectation
And with great faith and substance, we live out the dream of so many from our past…
Who had such awesome faith to make “the dream” a reality; always knowing their suffering was for us.
Thus, we must always hear the sound of “ freedom ringing in our being” and see that it is never lost.

I see the dream… don’t you?
Free from the past… our freedom at last…
Thank God almighty, our people continue to be free!

Frank Clay, Jr.
Poet

Written: January 17, 2011 (Honor of Dr. Martin King Jr. Speech… “I have A Dream – August, 28, 1963”

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