Showing posts from January 19, 2014

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Americans across the country are celebrating the life and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King. Though I'm proud to take part in the celebration of his, and all Americans' plight, black and white, I'm a little down-trodden. I think Langston Hughes' poem, "Let America Be America, Again" sums my feelings up best! Happy MLK day! Please pick up the torch and carry on his, OUR dream, America! Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above. (It never was America to me.) O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the