I have a dream that on a day
not very long from now,
all war-like weapons will be banned;
by grace, God, show us how.
I have a dream that love will hear
another's crying need,
that justice will demand we act
in spite of race or creed.
I have a dream that everyone
upon this far-flung earth
will see the Christ in those around,
affirm a common worth.
I have a dream that peace will come
and hunger cease to be;
within this time, this present age,
all people will be free.
I have a dream that foolish dreams
like this might come about
if you and I go hand in hand,
in trust instead of doubt.
I have a dream, come take my hand,
the risk is worth the chance,
the world will spin, turn upside down
if we join heaven's dance.
Andrew E Pratt (born 1948)
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