What Is This Stair That We Must Climb?

Today is the day the United States of America celebrates the birthday of my fellow American Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) I consider him to be an American prophet, a man calling America to live according to its … Continue reading

I Dream An Anthem Of The World

How do you feel when you hear the national anthem of your country? The national anthem of my country is The Star-Spangled Banner. It speaks of the gallantry of the men who defended the country in the War of 1812. … Continue reading

And Yet I Swear This Oath, America Will Be

I offer this poem by the 20th-century American poet Langston Hughes, as a birthday gift for the 240th birthday of the United States of America. I was introduced to the poem “Let America Be America Again” by then-US Senator John … Continue reading

Please Tell Us, What Is The Song In Your Soul?

Students of the New Message from God have been told on countless occasions that they must live in the present moment and prepare for the future all at once. We have been told on countless occasions that nature is merciless … Continue reading

Of Such I Dream, My World!

This is the second poem by the 20th-century American poet Langston Hughes to appear here. Freedom’s Plow is the first. I’m not sure how this poem escaped my notice until now. It was written in 1926, the year the collection … Continue reading

What Is Your Freedom Good For?

Today, the descendants of American slaves, and friends of freedom commemorate the landing of Major General Gordon Granger at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that the enslaved were now free. American poet Langston Hughes … Continue reading

Keep Your Hand On The Plow by Mahalia Jackson

The last verse of the poem “Freedom’s Plow” by Langston Hughes declared: A long time ago, An enslaved people heading toward freedom Made up a song: Keep Your Hand On The Plow! Hold On! The plow plowed a new furrow … Continue reading