We Have a Voice

June 14, 2011
By SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends


We have a voice.
A voice to be heard,
A voice to be listened to,
A voice to be reckoned with.

We have a voice.
So don’t tell us to wait for your approval.
Don’t tell us to let the “adults handle it”.
Don’t put us down.
And don’t try to silence us,
Because we will be heard.

We have a voice,
Each and every one of us.
Each child and teenager,
Has a voice.

With that voice we have the power to unite,
To lead,
Or to follow,
As is our choice.
To change the world,
For better and for good.

Alone we are a voice,
A splash of color on a blank canvas.
Together we are a movement,
A picture painted in technicolor.

You have a voice.
Every child and teenager out there,
Hear my call.
You have a voice.
Don’t let it be silenced.
Dare to speak out and be heard.

You have a voice.
Use it.


The author's comments:
I am sick of people telling us to wait until we're grown up to say anything, or of people telling us to say something, but not supporting us when we do. It's time they heard our voice.

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on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:35 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

I'm glad you liked it!

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:35 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you!!!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 20 2013 at 5:33 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'll say it again to you PREACH AND TESTIFY! I wholly agree with everything said here. "Alone we are a voice,/A splash of color on a blank canvas"—I love these lines—and jealous too. 5 stars!

on Mar. 19 2013 at 10:02 pm
somerandomperson GOLD, Millstadt, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to destroy to be loved is to be destroyed~jace wayland
forever alone

i love how you say we have a voice it feels like youre speaking out  for those who are silenced

on Jan. 10 2012 at 11:17 pm
alligator6 SILVER, Neenah, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

great poem! i love how you used 'we have a voice' to bring the whole thing together. well done

on Dec. 20 2011 at 1:47 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you

 


on Dec. 20 2011 at 1:45 pm
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

So relatable, so amazing! Great job! :)

on Oct. 8 2011 at 3:27 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Like I have said before , this is a moving piece that makes me emotional. It was great to read it again. Great job!

on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:39 pm
BetweenWorks SILVER, Charlotte, North Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
The meaning of life is a question that you have already answered.

Sounds a lot like the hippy movement. THis is a pretty good rallying speech to good job.

on Aug. 15 2011 at 5:11 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you!!!!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 1:53 pm
BreeTayler PLATINUM, Carlisle, Arkansas
30 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where there is love there is life." --Ghandi

wow, it's very powerful for such an adolescent message! exceedingly so! while reading I wanted to throw my hands up in fists and scream "YEA!" ... truely excellent.

on Aug. 11 2011 at 11:27 am
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank You!!!!!!!!!

on Aug. 11 2011 at 1:01 am
SeanzahAngel BRONZE, Topeka, Kansas
4 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. Then you die. That's just how the cookie crumbles." - The Infamous Mother. ;)

I quite like how literal you are. :)

I like how truthful it is. I hate how parents are the ones viewed as the wise, as the people who know the most. While that may be true for some of them, most of them know nothing about life these days.

I really liked it. 5 stars and a favorite. :)

on Aug. 6 2011 at 11:40 am
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you so much! I'm so happy it touched you!

on Aug. 5 2011 at 9:49 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Inspirational and beautiful :)

It brought tears to my eyes .


on Aug. 5 2011 at 1:44 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Sure!           

on Aug. 5 2011 at 1:44 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you!

kat2.0 SILVER said...
on Aug. 5 2011 at 6:12 am
kat2.0 SILVER, Sparrowbush, New York
5 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is short so go for it

Also if you would look at one poems that would awesome

kat2.0 SILVER said...
on Aug. 5 2011 at 6:10 am
kat2.0 SILVER, Sparrowbush, New York
5 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is short so go for it

I agree and I think this was written perfectly

on Jul. 24 2011 at 8:36 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thanks! I'm glad that you agree with my thoughts on this subject!


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