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 Jul. 24 2011 at 8:30 pm
myLovelyFather GOLD, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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And that's the thing about the future. It's unknown, unknowable, but before you know it, you're there.

oops, comment posted a few times because I clicked too many times :D oh well! the more, the louder! ha ha

on Jul. 24 2011 at 8:29 pm
myLovelyFather GOLD, Grand Rapids, Michigan
17 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
And that's the thing about the future. It's unknown, unknowable, but before you know it, you're there.

To say that so many teens, children, are tired of it all - the neglect, the silence - is an understatement. Truth is, we are exhausted. Pained. And whether adults, 'oh so wise,' will listen, we must speak out. Scream, yell, thrash, cry, tell the world what you can! Adults, while many of them have wisdom and sense, so do we. And they underestimate us. No, we must get in their face and tell them: we are hear. Listen. I will be silenced no longer.

I bet whoever reads this will be inspired as I am :D The strike begins now: LISTEN. Speak, and pretty soon, the world will have to listen. Amazing work.


on Jul. 20 2011 at 11:49 pm
ohmakemeover BRONZE, Centerville, Minnesota
3 articles 0 photos 100 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth."- Margaret Atwood

Wow, this was really powerful!  As a feminist, I could relate to the rebellious but firm message that we will not be silenced.  At least, that's my take on a poem that can be read in so many ways.

on Jul. 20 2011 at 9:52 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

tresbon, a very positive message. do your dance.

on Jul. 20 2011 at 11:15 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

Sure! Thanks for the feedback!

on Jul. 20 2011 at 11:04 am
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

I really enjoyed this. The first stanza kinda was what pulled me in! Good job!

Check out my poem 'Change'? Thanks if you do, I need more rates/comments!


on Jul. 19 2011 at 3:46 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 so much for the feedback all of it is appreciated!

on Jul. 19 2011 at 1:34 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 so much for the feed back!

on Jul. 19 2011 at 1:31 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments
This is so true, and I love the style. If you wanted to do more of a pattern though, I would make the stanzas generally the same length. But the way this is--really great! Five stars! (^_^)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 11:09 am
Internal-Love PLATINUM, Queens, New York
33 articles 3 photos 311 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing's black or white, its all just a shade of gray---

















TI "Live your Life" ft Rihanna

This poem has a huge voice of its own, thats louder then any other poem I've ever read before. 

Its so impressive, and i love the lines 

"Alone we are a voice

A splash of color on a black canvas

Together we are a movement

A picture painted in technicolor"


on Jul. 13 2011 at 12:28 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

This is like a poem style opinion article, and you've done a good job persuading me. :) Like ArgonElement said, the first stanza pulls your reader in immediately and holds their attention. I completely agree with you. 

on Jul. 12 2011 at 8:38 am
ArgonElement SILVER, The Woodlands, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Question Authority.

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

The very first stanza just hooks your reader and pulls them in. It's like you are forced to read the rest! Amazing concept. And I agree, we really must use our voices.

on Jul. 10 2011 at 1:13 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

i always use my voice and i get in trouble but i agree

on Jul. 7 2011 at 9:26 pm
Zinaidia SILVER, Moreno Valley, California
8 articles 3 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\"Whatever you are, be a good one.\\\"

People can really relate to this, especially teenagers. Nice job connecting to the reader. You have some talent. 

on Jul. 7 2011 at 9:21 pm
laaughter14 BRONZE, Monroe, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
I really like this. its so strong.. and powerful. love it.

on Jul. 6 2011 at 3:14 pm
writer_girl SILVER, Stuart, Virginia
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A very good poem :)

on Jul. 6 2011 at 11:05 am
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2217 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Amazing :) Thank you for writing this.

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on Jul. 5 2011 at 6:27 pm
Megan.J.B, Sault Ste Marie, Other
0 articles 0 photos 185 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional."
- Green Goblin. :)

really really good, this is what I like because it shows people that poetry doesn't have to rhyme to be GOOD! I think a lot of people think that, but it's not true and this is a perfect example. :)

chai123 said...
on Jul. 5 2011 at 6:24 pm
chai123, Boulder, Colorado
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THis is really amazing! Keep writing!

on Jul. 5 2011 at 5:33 pm
Silent_Artist SILVER, Selma, North Carolina
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"One day I'm gonna run away and never come back and when I come back I'm gonna be the knife master" - Jimmy The Rev Sullivan. Not much of a deep meaning but it makes me laugh.

REALLY good. :)


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