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My Version of "I Have A Dream Speech"

September 20, 2009
By kaitlynstrawberry BRONZE, Alderson, West Virginia
kaitlynstrawberry BRONZE, Alderson, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you. - Maya Angelou

I have a dream… that one day this nation will grow up to realize what kind of a world we have created. We have taken this beautiful world for granted to many times and I say it’s time that somebody stood up for what they believe in and say enough is enough!

I have a dream… that one day our great and beautiful nation will come together as one and fix the mess that we have left behind in our tracks. It seems to me that everyone has forgotten what our great and beautiful nation is all about. Being free does not being violent and cruel to your environment, your peers, or your world. This all just goes back to the saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.”

I have a dream… that one day I’ll be able to look up in the sky and be able to say that our country has finally found it’s purpose on this planet. I have high hopes for this nation and I want to see these hopes fulfilled in my lifetime. I would like to see a day when nobody anywhere is harmed emotionally or physically by racism, violence, or drugs. I want to see a day when nobody comes running to me because somebody or something has hurt them and ruined their day.

I have a dream… that one day I can be able to walk through the park without the fear of something happening to myself or others. The thought of something horrible happening to yourself is scary enough. If you want to relax by taking a walk through the park then you should be able to do just that. America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is a land that provides safety not stress and worry.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream… that one day we will all learn to get along with each other. I hope that everyone out there suddenly realizes that no matter how intelligent or unintelligent, beautiful or ugly, slim or overweight we must all be treated the same.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream… that one day our great nation will leave it’s problems in the past and begin to build a better future. Worrying about what has already happened causes stress and worry. Focusing on the future allows us to plan out our future. If we have that time to plan out our future we can expect great things out of our nation later on.

This is our hope… with this faith we will be able to stop all madness and chaos and finally be able to live in peace. Another hope I have is that we will eventually end our problems with foreign countries and learn to allow people the right of running their country the way they want.

This will be the day when everyone comes together to build up our nations strength once more. Great events such as the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and our newly elected president’s inauguration mark wonderful times in our country’s history. I hope to see our nation rise up again to stand together and scream to the top of their lungs…

I Have a Dream Today!

The author's comments:
This piece is a project my class did in seventh grade. Each of us was required to creat our own I Have A Dream Speech. This is mine...

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on Feb. 8 2012 at 3:28 pm
kaitlynstrawberry BRONZE, Alderson, West Virginia
1 article 5 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you. - Maya Angelou

I do agree with what you're saying. If I had had the choice of writing a personal essay, rather than using Dr. K's speech as an outline, I would have written the personal essay and it would have been much action-oriented than just "dreaming" about the world being a better place.

Wiley BRONZE said...
on Feb. 8 2012 at 12:44 pm
Wiley BRONZE, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm icey.

This is so great, i wish everyone would read it...

jaselisa GOLD said...
on Feb. 8 2012 at 8:01 am
jaselisa GOLD, Greensboro, Maryland
14 articles 2 photos 16 comments
i understand your hopes and dreams even your version of the i have a dream speech is not enough to heal an broken vessel sorry to tell you but we have to take action not just say it we also need to know that DR. King has tried and not even his power has turned the world the way he wants it to be no matter who trys to change this world there will always be cold errie and harshness even to the innocence of those who have not their faults to anyone but earth but the weak its self will destroy the world and themselves alone.

Samanthufee said...
on Feb. 8 2012 at 2:02 am
Samanthufee, Mount Pleasant, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't want to be anything other than me - Gavin DeGraw,

This is amazing & this is an awesome & amazing & true writing!

AvaJay GOLD said...
on Feb. 8 2012 at 12:04 am
AvaJay GOLD, Spokane, Washington
13 articles 4 photos 184 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not pray for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
~ Tagore

This is great and amazingly well written/organized but... Don't we all dream for these things? We need to find a solution for our problems, not just dream them away.

on Feb. 7 2012 at 10:32 am
Sarathebutterfly, Wapato, Washington
0 articles 4 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Wow this is so true..... great job!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 7:13 pm
Doves_and_Ravens SILVER, Orlando, Florida
5 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is not in the stars that hold our destiny, but in ourselves."

-William Shakespeare

I wish I could write a speech like that. Wonderful job. I really like that you're talking about improving the effort to lower the crime rate and the aid the environment.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 5:05 pm
Phoenixfire BRONZE, Goshen, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The Caged Bird Sings
Of a fearful trill
Of things unknown
But longed for still
But his tune is heard
On the distant hill
For the caged bird
Sings of freedom"
-Maya Angelou, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

This is awesome! And I agree with it all! And you wrote this as a 7th grader!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 8:00 am
Rogersright BRONZE, Thomasville, North Carolina
4 articles 1 photo 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned"

wow , how good ! and your wrote this in 7th gradee, WOW.