January 29, 2009
By Cindy Yang BRONZE, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Cindy Yang BRONZE, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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You've been heard before
You were known as being colorful and vibrant
What changed?
Now you're dull and quiet

You never required the help of a microphone
But assistance is now offered
Take it.

Find the microphone that got dug deep inside
Plug it in, press on and let it sing
Others cannot live your life for you
Live it. Love it. Loath it.
Speak through your microphone
Make yourself be heard again

Begin the parades
You've been released from the tight grip
Scream, shout, snicker, smile like the sun
Your life's waiting for you to unfold
It's time to press off on your microphone
You are ready now, to continue on your own

The author's comments:
What inspired me to write this poem were one, an assignment for class, and two to express myself. I recently transferred schools and I was at first quiet, something that I am not. However as I got used to the change I found my hidden 'microphone.' I want readers to see, when things do change and you yourself change, you are 100 percent able to create things and make them familiar.

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on Mar. 8 2009 at 3:56 pm
Megan Kibler SILVER, East Springfield, Pennsylvania
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I can connect to this...I changed schools, and am still trying to plug in my inner microphone. Unfortunately, I have been bullied a lot and this makes it harder to be myself, but I try to be myself at times. Good job!

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