Rap, poem are winners of Martin Luther King Student Contest
The following are the winners of the Martin Luther King Student Contest. Pamela Wease of Polk County High School won 2nd prize with her original rap and Tyler Toomey of Polk Virtual Early College/Polk County High School won 1st prize with his original poem, Dreamscape Equality.
Martin Luther King
an original rap by Pam Wease
Martin Luther King, yeah, he had a dream
About the blacks and whites becoming a team.
They took the beatings & they took the judging.
They hated the fists, and all of the shoving.
Martin was the king, who never gave up.
He brought us all to freedom, now thats whats up.
He always had an answer, before we asked the question
It was never violence, at least thats his suggestion.
Some when to jail, and some died.
Thanks Martin Luther, all the kids cried.
We will always remember, Martin Luther King.
We all have freedom because of one dream.
Tyler Toomey, Polk VEC
When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.
November 4th, here it is.
I can feel this monumental moment
I can feel the change rolling in
How different the future looks with hope inside the white house
I am honored to live in this era, this significant mark of history
Our future must be a door we all can walk through
What makes us human is the acknowledgement of a universal humanity
I am not asking for special treatment, just the dream Dr. King dreamt,
That we are all created equal
Meaning every right for every resident
Equality has to be more than a word we apply theoretically
It has to become practice, living, a way of changing the world
The halls of freedom beckon to all those who choose to hear
is the way of humanity
the way of growth
Equality has to be more than only wrote
It has to become breath
It has to be more than just dreams
It has to become repetition
It has to be a right
It has to be a light in which we all can run to
It has to be what we say
what we believe
what we chant!
What we want
I will not stand by and watch our rights be stripped away
Yesterday we voted for change
Its time to be what we elected.
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