Patrice Delevoe


A Step Back


Is it

hungry kids, sleepless nights
bombed cities, hate fight
racism, rapeist, records for murders
got me feeling unprotected

Or it is

taxes raising, budget cuts
higher tuition, no solution
government cover-ups, unexplained wars
death knocking at your front door


Maybe all of the above

but does my thoughts matter, am I to typical?
cause i'm not rich, famous, or a million dollar actor
the unhear voices, the unheard cries, empty heart, all replies
this is not the dream of Martin Luther King.

Submitted: Monday, April 15, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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  • Elena Plotkin (8/14/2013 10:41:00 AM)

    This not the dream of Martin Luther King. Some typos but otherwise powerful and strong poem. (Report) Reply

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