A Dream


I had a dream
A dream that racism and sexism
Became a thing of the past
But they last

I had a hope
Of one world and one peace
Politics free of masquerades
But hope fades

I had a belief
Bundled bales of acceptance
Bound by rope left unfrayed
But it was betrayed

I had a concept
Deep inside we’re the same
Closer as days elapsed
The concept collapsed

I had a dream
Tolerance in world without turmoil
Violence and hate were suspended
But it ended

I had a vision
We all walked hand in hand
Seems my hope was all for naught
The dream has been shot