I Had a Dream

I had a dream one night of paradise

I had a dream one night of people from all different ethnic groups

colour

colour (Photo credit: Linda Cronin)

laughing, sharing and having fun.

No one thought about the color of anyone’s skin.

No one thought about the color of anyone’s eyes.

I had a dream one night that race was irrelevant,

as irrelevant as the color of one’s shirt,

as irrelevant as the color of a flower,

as irrelevant as the color of a painting.

For aren’t we all just painted skin?

Does it matter how much paint or what color the Creator applies to our canvases?

Whether he sprinkles freckles over a pale canvas or

paints a deep, rich ebony,

God paints each canvas as a masterpiece.

I had a dream one night, and as I sat and looked across his heaven,

I saw the beauty of his varied tapestry,

all working together as one,

delighting in the character of each other’s hearts

and not noticing the color of each other’s skin.

 

I awoke and looked around me

The light seeped in from the windows.

As I looked around, I saw the world

dipped in jewel tones and pastels,

people painted in every shade from the palest white

to the deepest black.

Hadn’t I dreamed a dream?

Where had all those beautiful colors gone,

all mingling together as one?

Wasn’t it the character of a person’s heart and not the color of one’s skin that mattered?

In the nightmare of the day,

the colors of the skin did not fade into the background of conversations.

They seeped into the mouths

and the words of blessings and curses

were placed on people’s shoulders

depending upon the color of their canvases.

I awoke to the nightmare around me.

As I sleep tonight, may I escape the nightmare.

Tomorrow when I wake, may I say,

“I had a dream, a beautiful dream.”

But when I awake, may the dream become reality

and may the love of all God’s colors be found here on earth.

 

 

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8 Responses to I Had a Dream

  1. I like this guys. Those who don’t get it perhaps have not read the back of the book, i.e. Revelations 14 where the Three Angels message is being taken to every kindred tongue and people. We can be sure that many many persons of differing hues will be in the kingdom. If we are not ready for this here, then perhaps we just might not make it there. Thanks for posting.

    • MainWriters says:

      I am glad that you enjoyed reading the blog. I have a desire for all people to know the peace and fellowship found in Jesus Christ. Yes, Revelations is a background for this poem.

  2. patches24 says:

    Those who do not understand this perhaps have not read the back of the Book, that is Revelations 14 where the Three angels messages are taken to every kindred tongue and people. There are going to be many many persons of differing hues in the Kingdom. If we cannot accept them here, then perhaps we might not make it there. Thanks for sharing.

    • MainWriters says:

      Thank you. I do believe that Revelation teaches that God has people from all over the world in his kingdom. We are all loved equally by God.
      I did have a dream about heaven where everyone enjoyed each other’s company and no one thought about the differences in skin color. It was total peace, joy, and unity. I hope Christians strive towards unity here on earth. May we all work together to serve our Savior, Jesus Christ.

  3. sandra305 says:

    Kevin and Melissa, I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award! You can find more details about this award on my blog at http://www.kidscandoit.com/blog/
    Congratulations Kevin and Melissa!

  4. Yes, one of the things I am most looking forward to is the fulfillment of Rev 7 where it talks about people form all nations around the throne. I am so excited to see all those colors joined for one reason with no more fear or prejudice. Looking forward to it!

    • MainWriters says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. I believe that we could accomplish more for the sake of Christ if we were unified in our efforts to serve him and not divided my prejudice or fear. Thanks for reading. –Melissa

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