Two men were born a generation apart.
One had a dream, while the other carries the torch.
Who would have known 50 years ago?
That their lives would intertwine like grapes on a vine.
One stood strong enduring the conflicts in peace.
While the other blooms in this new battle as he speaks with ease.
Educated family men, lovers of God
Making history as they ensure equality for all
How will they be remembered for years to come?
What slogans will define them when it is all said and done?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,“I Have a Dream.”
President Barack Obama, “Yes We Can.”
I wrote this in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, President Barack Obama reflects on this day in this celebration.