what MLK would say about his statue

i had a dream

bigger than monuments

larger than the minds of bigots

and yet you still sleep

i had a dream

that would see brothers and sisters

break the bread of promise and drink

from the wells of prosperity

but the fields suffer

and the wells are poisoned

and yet you still sleep

i dreamt

that the poor would get their fair share

and that the hungry would be fed

but they’ve been bled

to fill the cups of the rich

and yes you still sleep

i walked for justice

i fought for the freedom

of all men, women and children of this nation

if you are still asleep

do not think that a statue

means my dream is at rest

evil has traded white robes for black ones

made society sickened and numb

made people dumb and blind

to the hands of thieves

and the horrors of mankind

do not honor me only

with granite and parades

dream with your eyes open

and awaken the people

to create that revolution of the heart

and see

the promised land of my dreams.

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