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Creating found poems from Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech

Friday, January 18, 2019

During our all-school assembly today, PHS fourth grade students shared their creative "found poems", inspired by Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington on August 28th, 1963. The fourth grade students, in groups of three or four, read through Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech and utilized some of their favorite words and phrases to create their own poems. They then shared these poems with our student body during a special assembly about Martin Luther King Jr. Check out the poems below!

Found poem based on Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech

Martin Luther King believed
He believed every hill and mountain should be made low
He believed that 1963 was a beginning, not an end
He was happy to join them in what will go down in history
He wanted to remind America of the fierce urgency of now
We cannot turn back
We cannot walk alone
He will not be satisfied until there is a world where people will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character
They were on a lonely island of poverty and that was going to change
Let freedom ring
Martin Luther had a dream
He said I have a dream my children will not be judged by their color
 

Found poem based on Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech

People should not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character
Free at last we are free at last
Let freedom ring from every place

Found poem based on Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech

I have a dream today
I have a dream one day little black boys and little black girls will join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers
I have a dream
For freedom to ring from every mountain top
I have a dream
To be free at last
I have a dream
I have a dream today