(posted for the A to Z Challenge)
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. The American civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner was a skilled orator. His “I Have a Dream” composition is often recited. In honor of Dr. King and his famous speech, today’s poem pertains to dreams.
D is for dream.
What dreams do we dare to forsake,
Refusing the risks we might take?
We soar while we snooze,
Then rouse just to lose.
Perhaps this is all a mistake.
I’d rather dream while I’m awake.
Daydreams, by Paul Fischer
Early 20th Century
Public domain image