Excerpts from Manifest Voices

Below are selected poems from the participants in the Manifest Voices poetry workshop for teens this summer. This year we had 7 participants that participated in the poetry showcase on July 29, 2018 Someday by Beth Day Someday, I’ll learn to write Elizabeth. Learn to not loathe the sound in my ears, So many syllables spoken so fast it’s like A tin can thrown down the paved driveway. I can already paint angel-wings in the form Of a Z, the ones I sometimes dream I have, Lifting my blue sneakers off the ground Until the world is just a circle, but the stars Are diamonds I can hold in my hand. I dance with my wings too, barefoot in my room Pretending to be a gypsy. It’s easy to pretend When

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