After reading the poem, “Charlottesville” by Emily W., i feel a deep sense of gratitude. Wood’s emotion and message was loud and clear. Wood’s portrayal of the fear and disappointment most people felt when they heard the sickening news of the events taken place in Charlottesville, was very accurate and real. Wood’s depiction of the heart break, i believe, most americans experienced as these events took place, is something we can all relate to and learn from. This heartbreak is paramount to this nation’s healing process. We can all relate to her when she says we were told “ that what happened long ago/ could not happen again”, this only reminds us that we have to keep fighting for change. I believe her poem greatly emphasizes that this country, despite its growth, still has a long way to go.
October 20, 2017