We need a dream…

We need a dream
A dream that says
That hate is wrong
That all people deserve
To live
Free from fear
And violence
That none of us
Should be the victim
Of names or labels
That would make us
Less than human
We need a dream
A dream that says
That poverty is not
A disease or
A judgement from
God upon the
Character of the poor
And that even the poor
Should share in the
Opportunities available to
All men
For humanity
Is not measured by
The content of our wallets
Or our social status
We need a dream
A dream that says
No one should die
From the denial of
Medical care
That in a land
That can feed
It’s neighbors
No one should
Go hungry and
That no human being
Should be homeless
We need a dream
A dream that says
Love is stronger
Than hate
That division
Cripples and chains us
And makes us less
Than we can be
And that we will
Never rest
Never stop
Never walk quietly away
When confronted with
Injustice or injury
That the hurt
The pain
The suffering of my neighbor
Is a violation
Of me
What I care about
And the common humanity
Of all people.

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