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Here is an amazing poem written by one of our brilliant
Gen-Mixed community members (Pierre Andre) in honor
of 'Martin Luther King Jr. Day' (a.k.a. 'Human Rights Day'):
I Have a Dream
Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream
that he dared to dream each day,
Bringing all the races together
that no unkind word could chase away.
That no injustice could weave its web
around his precious goal,
That began a mission that consumed his life
and a purpose that fulfilled his soul.
Bringing truth to the surface
for all eyes to see,
That no one has a right to deprive
another of their dignity.
To deprive another human being
of their humanity and pride,
For this Truth must ring true
from every mountain side.
No one can claim God's world
and deny it to their brother.
For we can never know the fruits of happiness
by hating one another.
We can never find comfort and Peace
in hurting each other.
By using race to separate and divide
that will prevent some from scaling
the height of the mountain side.
Preventing us all from looking over
to see the Promise Land,
For we all will surely fall
unless we hold each others hand.
Like the steeple of that old church
where song birds sing,
Singing out the glorious Dream
that began in the heart and soul
of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Pierre Andre, 2009 ©
Monday, January 19, 2009
by Pierre (Jefferson) Andre
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