“The Truth of The Dream”
Connor Saeteurn – 11th Grade
“I have a dream
that one day
even the state of Mississippi,
a state sweltering
with the heat of injustice,
with the heat of oppression
will be transformed
into an oasis
of freedom and justice.”
– Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963
Words articulated to the rest of the world
Words announced so boldly
in front of all the hate-filled bodies
Words that changed America for the “better”
But are we really “living the dream”
that Dr. King so passionately fought for?
Since it looks to me
that we have only taken steps backwards.
Some people of color have jobs
and wages, and families
But what difference does that make
if discrimination is still taking its toll?
Not just with racism
Wouldn’t Dr. King tell us today
to love who we want to love
and be who we want to be?