A belated tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr and his Dream– one day, may it truly be real, for all of us. Until then, black mothers and fathers will bury their children, and no doubt question the “progress” that so many others see. Until we are all free, none of us are. To the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr– who stood by his dream until the end.
Friday Fictioneers is a highly addictive, weekly flash fiction challenge. Photo prompt, 100 words or less, and take the time to read the other stories. I apologize that I was unable to read as many as usual last week; I was out of town and away from my computer. Check our Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog, Addicted to Purple, to join in or read more. Thanks to Georgia Koch for this week’s photo.
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May This Boat Hold Our Dreams (99 words)
We will bury this child, and say his name as a memory. We will hold his life in our hearts, but not forget his death.
We will continue to dream.
We will teach our sons to walk proud, but to always be vigilant– until the day comes when we can all rest, peacefully.
We will stand at the water’s edge and cast our sorrows out, in a rotten boat that still floats steady, on stormy seas, and carries our dreams and hopes.
And as the waves kiss the shore, we pray they bring the freedom we still dream of.
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