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Prayer by Langston Hughes

Twentieth Century African American poet

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!

Bibliography: Prayers for Black History Month. Accessed February 2, 2021. https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/prayer-index/prayers-for-black-history-month1#3rd%20prayer.

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