I dream a world where
joy attends the needs of all
A world I dream where
From the poem, I Dream a World by Langston Hughes.
The poem was included in UNCOLLECTED POEMS in the 1941-1950 Collected Works of Langston Hughes, Vol2, University of Missouri Press, 2001.
Quoted today by teacher James Lawson at the Funeral of John Robert Lewis.
As President Barack Obama said in his remarks at the funeral, the work goes on.
The testing of his faith, proved his perservernece.
President Obama said that John Lewis, “Believed in us even when we no longer believe in us.”
I Dream A World
I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!