Eighth-graders in Libby Rease’s history class at Zionsville Middle School recently studied Martin Luther King, Jr. They wrote their own “I have a dream” essays, inspired by King’s famous “I have a dream” speech. Several unedited essays are printed here.



“I Have a Dream Too!”

By Ali Hussain



I have a dream that one day this nation will start to create peace instead of destroying it.

I have a dream that one day there will be no need for weapons or military.

I have a dream that one day innocent civilians will not die in the streets because of war.

I have a dream that one day children will not become orphans because a bomb killed their parents while they were on their way to work.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day innocent children will not wander the streets with a gun.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith we will be able to come together and stop these wars and stop these deaths and stop these worthless wars that do no good.



“I Have a Dream Too!”

By: Allie Dietz



I have a dream that one day this nation will be stereotypically free.

I have a dream that one-day people won’t be categorized in a certain group.

I have a dream that one-day people can dress the way they like.

I have a dream that one-day we won’t be ridiculed because of the way we act.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one-day we will all be seen the same way in each other’s eyes.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day we can only say nice things about each other.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith we will be able to talk to whom ever we want without being categorized in that group.

This will be the day when people see each other the right way.



“I have a dream too!”

By: Andrew Krummen



I have a dream that one day this nation will be free of danger, fear and racism.

I have a dream that one day the world will stop killing each oher over reasons that aren’t worth killing.

I have a dream that one day we will all live in peace.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day no one will think they are any better than anyone else.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith we will be able to achieve peace within the world and start treating everyone the way they should be treated.

This will be the day we achieve an ideal world.



“I Have a Dream Too!”

By Blaise Keller



I have a dream that one day war between countries will only be a figment of our mind.

I have a dream that one day starvation will be used only in the dictionary and not in our society.

I have a dream that one day families across the nation will be able to afford schools even if they don’t have enough money.

I have a dream today

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise above the inability of being able to get a higher education and succeed.

I have a dream today

I have a dream that the disputes between countries will be easily solved without having the treat of war.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith people in other countries will be able to speak their mind without being killed for it.

This will be the day when all of the nations come together.



“I Have a Dream Too!”

By: Blake Lueders



I have a dream that one day this nation will not have poverty.

I have a dream that one day everyone will have a job.

I have a dream that one day every family will have the money for food and clothing.

I have a dream that when I walk down the streets I will not see a poor man begging.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day everyone will be able to afford an education and go to college.

I have a dream today.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith we will be able to overcome poverty.

This will be the day when poverty has vanished.



“I Have a Dream Too!”

By: Claire Edelman



I have a dream that one day this nation will find a cure for cancer.

I have a dream that one day the lives of young children will not be devastated by this disease.

I have a dream that one day women will no longer need a pink ribbon as the symbol of breast cancer.

I have a dream that men shall not lose what little hair they have after chemotherapy.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day families will no longer morn the deaths of loved ones whose lives were taken by cancer.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day I may contribute to the fight for a cure.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith we will be able to one day rid this world of all forms of this devastating disease.

This will be the day when there will be less suffering and the people of the world rejoice.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it right from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”



“I Have a Dream Too!”

By Jennifer Pease



I have a dream that one day this nation will be at peace.

I have a dream that one day bombs, guns, and weapons of mass destruction will not be known to the human race.

I have a dream that one day peace and freedom will be heard “from sea to shining sea.”

I have a dream that neighbors will peacefully work together side by side to make this world a better place.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day friends and family will live in harmony.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day world leaders will discuss and the nationsí problems in a tranquil manner.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith we will be able to rid the world of homelessness and hunger, filling it with love and compassion for one another.

This will be the day when towns, cities, states, provinces, and countries will work peacefully together as one.



“I Have a Dream Too”

By: Cody McFarland



I have a dream that one day this nation will end all wars and create alliances with its enemies.

I have a dream that one day we will be able to solve problems with other nation by negotiation instead of physical violence.

I have a dream that our country and others can forget old grudges and promote the start of a united world.

I have a dream that while we appreciate what our soldiers are doing for us, we can pray and hope that when their jobs are done they can come home and stay home.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day we will discontinue the bickering we have between our enemies and our allies.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day unity will become a reality among all countries.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith we will be able to live in a peaceful environment without the worries and pain of war.

This will be the day when the world can strive as a whole.



Tags

This Week's Circulars