Dreamers “written in 2006”

Nobody wants to  hear

A dreamers cry;

They look at dreamers

Like they are telling a lie.

 

I say I want to be like

Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks

Alice Walker, Langston Hughes;

They look at me, totally confused.

 

How can you dare have such a dream!

There us no way in the world

You can possibly rise;

You will always be the same

In familiar eyes.

 

Most choose to keep their feet

On the ground, and rather than

Pick you up, they pull you right down

 

If they would only pay attention

To your longings and your sighs;

No doubt, it would help

To open their eyes.

 

And when I read the American Folktale

I believe it’s no lie;

We truly are “A people who can Fly”

 

 

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