Accidental Poet

Dreams of Peace

RIP Martin Luther King Jr.

Born: January 15, 1929, - Atlanta, GA

Assassinated: April 4, 1968 - Memphis, TN


A violent man I’m not

I’ve no wish to fight

But rattle my cage enough

And this old dog will bite


Born on American soil

With pride to stand my ground

And living in the USA

I hear a patriotic sound


Echoes of our forefathers

Great men with great dreams

For all its people to live

A life peaceful and serene


To be a free nation

Knowing freedom has a price

We’ll fight if we must

But world peace would really be nice


Fast forward to modern day

Over seven billion people

Most praying for

A world where we’re all equal


A planet united

Embraced in world peace

For the violence to stop

And senseless wars to cease


For we’re all sisters and brothers

We should all know better

The writings been on the wall

If we stop to read the letter


Even Martin Luther King

  Had a beautiful dream

But a rival cut him down

Before it could be seen


Had he lived

In victory he’d have a piece

As would we all in

Dreams of peace


 Copyright © Robert Hays 2015



  • Fay Slimm.

    A fine tribute to a remarkably great man and written with fervour this deserves wider audience - into my faves for this dream of peace A.P.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you so much Fay. Glad you approve. ; )

    • Teddy.15

      Such an amazing inspiring man Martin Luther King, and a marvelous dedication. By a wonderful poet who has a grand heart

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Teddy. Imagine if Martin Luther King hadn't been killed, and how he could have impacted the world since then. Yes a great man indeed.

      • orchidee

        A fine write Bill.

      • Goldfinch60

        Great tribute to a great man.

        "I have a dream"

        May peace be with us all and equality for all is the norm.


        • Accidental Poet

          The way it's meant to be. Thank you Andy.

        • Joe Dawson

          When the scales fall from their eyes and the control freaks lose their lease... Joe

          • Accidental Poet

            The good shall inherit the Earth. Thanks Joe.

          • Joe Dawson

            Amen to that my friend.

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