Robert Southwick Richmond

I Dream a World



I dream a world where everyone

will have enough to eat,

a roof above their head, warm clothes,

and shoes upon their feet;


where everyone shall learn to read,

to measure, think, and write,

where none against their neighbor takes

up arms, or seeks to fight;


where every faith may speak its truth,

where free the press may flower,

where citizens may meet in peace,

and all speak truth to power;


where sickness has a common cure,

and few in sickbeds lie,

where health for all’s a common good,

and death itself shall die.


  • orchidee

    Good write Robert.

  • Doggerel Dave

    Good straightforward job your poem, which I liked for its simplicity.
    Comments by author a little more complicated, but I enjoyed a trip to NPR, as slivers of it's output do end up on ABC (Aust Broadcasting Commission - our public radio). However I never investigated further.

  • Jerry Reynolds

    Thanks for that Robert. My favorite of the day.

  • FredPeyer

    I love your poem. Let's hope that dream becomes reality!!!

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write Robert, may it all come true one day.


  • Robert Southwick Richmond

    Still waiting to find out if I'm on NPR! Guess it won't be before Thursday.

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