MLK’S UNENDING DREAMS.
Fifty two years after the assassination of
Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee,
Blacks are still dreaming about
Dignity, equality, and racial justice.
Martin Luther King asked for dreams
And Whites gave him unending dreams.
Had MLK asked for something tangible,
He would have gotten something tangible.
Tangible measures of racial progress.
Dreams of ending lynching, replaced by
Police execution of Blacks and Minorities.
Dreams of ending housing discrimination,
Replaced by loan discrimination and red lining.
Dreams of happiness, liberty, and freedom,
Replaced by police brutality and free jail housing.
Dreams of equal pay for equal work,
Replaced by increasingly income disparity,
And more pernicious racial injustice.
Do you blame Whites?
To hell, No, MLK asked for dreams and
Whites obliged and gave Blacks
Unending dreams, you cease dreaming
When you are incinerated or buried.
Blacks must re-strategize and ask for
Measurable benchmarks of dignity,
Equality, and racial justice, to
End the unending dreams of MLK.