I Have a Dream

 

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This blog post is based off the structure of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech”. Photo is credit of Sarah Anna McConnelee.

 

Seven score and twelve years ago

We fought a war that raged on the battle of slavery.

Blood was shed

so all could be free.

And now in a legal sense

all men, women, and children,

Red,  yellow, black and white

Are free and precious in His sight.

But sadly

Man still

Is

Not

Free.

Slavery is rampant across our nation.

It is the hidden parasite

That spreads

Underground like wildfire.

It is the secret struggle

That is easily forgotten

But forever a reality.

 

Many children, teenagers, and woman

will go to bed tonight

Alone

Abandoned

Afraid.

They will sleep

crumpled

cold

unloved

Forgotten

Forsaken.

Afraid and unsure of how to survive

let alone escape.

 

 

Many have lost hope

Many parents, husbands, friends

Have lost hope of ever seeing their loved ones again.

But God never lost hope on me

So, don’t you lose hope on each of them.

I have a dream.

 

I have a dream that one day every child will be home

Surrounded by sincere love

Smothered with hugs.

cascaded in Nutella kisses.

I have a dream that one day every child will know

Silly snuggles before bedtime.

Taste and savor the flavor of the word security

I have a dream

I have a dream today.

 

I have a dream

That every girl will know that she is

Beautiful and treasured in God’s eyes

Alone.

 

 

I have a dream that every mother

Will be comforted knowing her child is safe.

That every husband will be able to sleep

Comforted by knowing his wife is protected.

 

 

No longer can we stand aside

Waiting

Waiting

For someone else to make a difference.

The time is now.

 

Go back to your churches

Go back to your schools

Go back to your work place

and tell them of freedom

freedom through Christ.

but also fight together for the freedom from the bonds of slavery.

I have a dream

A dream

Today.

 

 

*This was written from the framework from Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech.

* If you would like to help in the fight to end human trafficking please go to  A21.com

http://www.a21.org/content/human-trafficking/gnjb89

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