Poetry: MLKJ

Poem by Mickael Hamilton, U6th A-level pupil.

The black lake flowed through Washington

As they paraded past Abraham – not the Father
But the Oppressor.
Then the father –
but not the Father nor the Son of Man
Rose up.
And to the faces of despair, pain and hurt
Made a statement
of a dream.
A dream of freedom
A dream of equality
A dream of love, unity and equity.

The response was a bullet.

Arms mobilised. Peace vanquished.

The dream soon awoke to the reality of existence.
Oppression returns as an innate attribute.
should we conform?
He wanted Big Change.
There has been little difference.

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