7-Minute Poetry Challenge # 17- Dream A Dream


The Third Monday every January is a day for dreaming. Many folks think of it as a day to sleep in, lounge, relax, but it's much more than that. So much more. It's a holiday set aside to honor one of the great dreamers:Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 

King's vision of a world in which all humans are equal, a vision he expounded in his "I Have A Dream Speech," is one we are still striving to realize today. Here's a snippet of his speech, one that bares revisiting (a link to the speech, delivered Aug. 28th, 1963, follows).  

I have a dream that one day this Nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’
— Speech by the Rev Martin Luther King, Jr. at the "March on Washington" (Aug. 28, 1963).

Poetry Challenge #17

Dream a Dream . . .  

Dare to share one of your dreams in the form of a poem. It can be a personal dream, or a dream you have for a friend, humankind, the world, the universe, or beyond! As an homage to MLK, begin your poem with "I have a dream..."

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at least 650 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!


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