I Dream a World — Langston Hughes, USA

Though the original words are exclusive, the sentiment is eternal.

The bracketed phrases have been inserted to include everyone…


I dream a world where [each person]
No other [person] 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 [person] is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all [humanity] –
Of such I dream, my world!

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