Dreams From Maine

Dreams from Maine, USA


I Have A Dream

I must say this to you today, my friends, that even with all the cruel and unjust things we do in this world, I have a dream. It is anincredible dream.

I have a dream that sometime from now, the countries of this world will live together in peace without hatred, without differences, we will live together not as Americans, or Hispanics, or Europeans, or Asians, but as human beings.

I have a dream right now.

I have a dream that humans will help each other through the various hardships that plague this world. We shall help each other through poverty, starvation, and depression and we shall all live in happinessrather than the saddened world we live in now.

I have a dream at this very moment.

I have a dream that our world, the living forests, the beautiful mountains, that we have claimed to be our own will one day be as untouched as they once were. From the lively white tail deer of Maine to the curious koalas of Australia, there shall once again be clean wilderness where smog and landfills once were. We will make these promises to ourselves to keep our world pure and fresh, with the happiness and peacefulness it deserves.

I have an incredible dream.

Jeremy Gardner
Grade 8
Memorial Middle School
South Portland, Maine
email: koelker@saturn.caps.maine.edu

 

I Have A Dream


I have a dream that one day there will be no famine, only feast.
I have a dream that one day there will be no tribulation, only triumph.
I have a dream that one day there will be no oppression, only optimism.
I have a dream that one day man's problems will not be solved by combat, but by compassion, that man's actions toward fellow men will not be governed by avarice, but by altruism, and that when there is someone in need man will not act with apathy, but with empathy.

I have a dream today.
I have a dream that where there was terrorism there will be
tenderness, that where there was trickery there will be truth, and that where there was tenacity there will be temperance.

I have a dream today
I have a dream that one day the intolerant will show tolerance, the dishonorable will show honesty, and the uncharitable will show
charity.

I have this dream.

Francis Shirfan
Grade 8
Memorial Middle School
South Portland, Maine
e-mail: koelker@saturn.caps.maine.edu

I Have a Dream


I have a dream that one day there will be no need for the weapons of war, that all conflicts will be solved with words and negotiations I have a dream that one day the people of Bosnia will settle their differences and stop their ongoing battle for power.

We all learned how to share when we were in elementary school. Have they forgotten already?

And from that small commitment to share this earth that they have been given, we will ensure that the young children of that nation do not have to worry whether or not they will live to see the next millennium, but can plan what they will do when they get there.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day people will not be persecuted because they are different, but that we will put our past actions and beliefs behind us and create a new beginning.

I have a dream that one day we will not express prejudice towards people we know nothing about, and that the bigots of this world will not vocalize words of discrimination and persecution. That the people of the world will not be judged by what they look like or believe in, but by who they are on the inside.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day the poor of Africa and the hungry of Asia will be made new, and there will be no need for the welfare programs andhomeless shelters dotting our world.

I have a dream that one day the dirty will be unsoiled, and the illiterate will be educated. That the poverty of this world will be a memory instead of a reality.

I have a dream today!

Justin Obie
Grade 8
Memorial Middle School
South Portland, Maine
email: koelker@saturn.caps.maine.edu

I Have A Dream

I have a dream, a dream that one day these vile monsters of war shall be changed into heavenly angels of peace. That the tools of death and devastation with be transformed into wreaths of laurel to be placed uponthe head of every man, woman, and child.

Oh yes, my friend, I have a dream.

I have a dream that the cancer of terrorism will some day be vanquished and in its place love and joy will grow. That crime in all of it's decieving form may some how be erased and that a new chapter shall be written in the name of justice.

Oh yes, my friends, I have a dream.

I have a dream that all the narrow minded followers of prejudice shall learn to see their acts of hatred for what they really are, the crimes of those to short-sighted to be rationel. I dream that the organizations of prejudice will disband and reconstruct as organizations to help thosein need.

Oh yes, my friend, I have a dream.

Derek Lobely
Grade 8
Memorial Middle School
South Portland, Maine
email: koelker@saturn.caps.maine.edu

I Have A Dream

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise above all the persecution and hatred and welcome all, kindly, within its boundaries. That one day all people will ignore the color of another person's skin and look upon the color of that person's soul.

I have a dream that ebony and ivory will interweave and produce a new color called "harmony. "That everyone will be able to say hello to everyone else without acknowledging and judging the other person's physical appearance. And that people will buy swirl instead of chocolate and vanilla at the ice cream shop of life.

I have a dream that one day everyone in the world will wake up in the morning knowing that they'll have enough food to get through the day. Also that all disease infecting this earth will cease to be any further. That one day everybody at every moment for the rest of time will be happy.

That is my dream.

Brandon Davis
Grade 8
Memorial Middle School
South Portland, Maine
email: koelker@saturn.caps.maine.edu

I Have A Dream

I have a dream that one day all children and citizens of the universe will have the same rights and opportunities. I have a dream that when an infant is born, no matter in which city, race, or family, his or her future will not be sealed in poverty, but prosperity.

I have a dream that the tired and weak in India, the starving in Africa, and the people in war - stricken Bosnia, will one day have a comfortable life like people in the civilized and industrialized countries.

I have a dream today that tomorrow all diseases will be cured, so that the agonized suffering of the young and old will no longer continue. My hope is not only that the diseases will be cured, but that when they are cured, the treatments will be available to every living human, not only those who can afford it.

I have a dream that my children, and my children's children, and people from every city of every country will live and grow in peace, not war. I dream that a child will not go to sleep at night to the sound of gunfire, but to a lullaby sung by his or her parents. And that that child will not wake terrified in the middle of the night because he/she does not know which of his/her family members will die the following day.

Now you know my dream, Although it may be a dream today, I hope that it will become a reality tomorrow.

Fariba Shaffiey
Grade 8
Memorial Middle School
South Portland, Maine