elusive dream

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”   – Martin Luther King, Jr.


What happened
to distinctly american

of liberty & justice IMG_4629
for ALL,

equal opportunity
of race?

What happened
to respect
for human life,

our constitutional
law & order,

non-violent freedom of
speech & assembly?

What happened
to ONE nation

under God?

Wake to dream again!




Quadrille (44 words) for dVerse Poets  where De invites us to dream together!  

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarahrussellpoetry
    Aug 20, 2017 @ 14:50:11

    Well said, Lynn. Our American dream is tattered now. We must dream again, and better.


  2. claudia
    Aug 20, 2017 @ 09:38:14

    it’s so important to hold on to justice and equality – and everyone can make a difference even when what happens in politics shocks us deeply…ugh


  3. Grace
    Aug 17, 2017 @ 12:06:51

    Very sad to see the state of our neighbor, falling apart like this one~


  4. rosemawrites
    Aug 17, 2017 @ 01:12:21

    this is a clarion call, a call i hope will be heard


  5. hypercryptical
    Aug 16, 2017 @ 14:53:27

    What happened indeed. Let us hope the dream returns…
    Anna :o]


  6. Sumana Roy
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 23:45:18

    It’s most painful when dreams are shattered or in question. A heartfelt poem.


  7. Frank Hubeny
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 20:56:39

    I agree. We need to dream brighter futures.


  8. Victoria C. Slotto
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 17:29:53

    Yes, what happened? We have to lose the labels.


  9. whimsygizmo
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 16:03:22

    I could not agree more.


  10. gerrymackrell
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 15:19:09

    We must never let the dream die.


  11. lynn__
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 15:12:07



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