Old Cowbelle: the 'Dream'Many years ago, the late Martin Luther King, Junior, spoke about his “dream.” A dream that people of all races and colors would be able to live together in “peace.” A wonderful dream! But it still seems far away.
By: Ina Murray, columnist, Pierce County Herald
Many years ago, the late Martin Luther King, Junior, spoke about his “dream.” A dream that people of all races and colors would be able to live together in “peace.” A wonderful dream! But it still seems far away.
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I offer this poem that appears in “Laugh a Little, Cry a Little.” It is titled:
(It could be titled “Skin Color.”)
Do you ever wonder about “skin color”?
Do you ever wonder why God
made all those different colored people?
Black, the reddish color of Native Americans,
yellow tint of the Oriental people,
and the pale tones of us white people?
We white people try so hard to be golden tan;
we risk skin cancer by staying out in the sun,
or spending time in a tanning booth.
And we dye our hair all different shades of
black, red, brown, golden, even white.
We even change the color of our eyes
with colored contact lenses.
Why are we never satisfied?
While reading again about John’s revelation
in Revelations: 1:14-15;
“His head and hair were white like wool,
as white as snow, and His eyes were
like blazing fire.
“His feet were bronze like glowing in a furnace;
and His voice like the sound of rushing water.”
The thought occurred to me that maybe the “bronze”
color would be the ultimate skin color when
we finally have our glorified bodies in Heaven?
I could imagine all those colors, black, reddish brown,
yellow and white….blended together to result in a
That could make for the “ultimate unity” of the races.
I wonder if that is what God has in mind?
Copyright – 2004 –Ina Murray