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I Have a Dream (Then and Now)

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: August 31, 2008

We've come a long way in forty-five years…

"I have a dream," a black man said.
But in five years that man was dead.
His dream of love was trampled by
the hateful mares of night.

And in the morning justice cried
because the dream had been denied.
A monster known as prejudice
still stalked our city streets.

In time we came to understand
the truth of what our Maker planned.
The content of our character
is really color blind.

And now another black man dreams
before a crowd and spotlight beams.
The words he speaks recall a day
way back in '63.

Twas forty-five long years ago.
Obama was but two years old.
Yet as he grew he understood
that dream was meant for him.

This black man with his White House dreams
claims Martin's mantle (so it seems).
Or is it just celebrity?
In nine weeks time we'll know.

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: August 31, 2008

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