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Flash Poem: Empowerment by Maddie G

Posted by Maddie on November 7, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Empowerment by Maddie G

A third world is shattered

 But we wear 2D glasses.

We own mirrors in our homes too.


For the first time

I listened. I listened to

this motivational speaker

whose speech resonated with my hopes

but pulled it out in front to me, so I could see.


A third world is shattered

But we wear 2D glasses.

We own mirrors in our homes too.


For the first time, 

I noticed that this smile 

is a leap out of frustration 

and into change.


A third world is shattered

But we wear 2D glasses. 

We own mirrors in our homes too.


For the first time,

I feel that change is around us

People are doing

People are speaking 

People are hearing.

Alarm clocks have gone off

They are well into their second cup of coffee.

One person is enough.

 


A third world is shattered

And we wear 3D glasses--

This is what Innovation over time does.

We own mirrors in our homes three.


Inspired by a motivational speaker of www.thirstproject.org/ , Seth, who spoke at our school today.

Categories: Poetry, Portfolio, Flash Poetry

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Reply Soraya Marquez
10:08 PM on November 8, 2011 
Enjoy reading your flash poems. Interesting to see how yuo stress confusion and undecided-nses differently in each poem. here its the tension of being pulled vertically. the other one was about past/present/reruns.

Keep writing!
--soraya m.

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