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The dream of freedom

Is the dream I seek

To escape these four

Walls which surround me.

To finally be able to dream

And think that I can make

All my dreams come true.

The dream of freedom means

No more threats

No more harassing words

No more “I am not the same.”

No more shame for not being like you.

This dream seems like it’s too far away

But bring me freedom!

Bring me the happiness of the day

When no living human will be ashamed

Of the way they look or feel.

Just bring me the dream of freedom

That one day is almost here.

Let it begin today.

by Kelly, 6th grade

Click the link (above) to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Alex Puente, 4th grade, and Kennedi Foust, 2nd grade, both students at Parker Elementary in Houston.

This poem is featured as part of the 2012 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.

4 Responses to “Bring Me the Happiness”

  1. Marianne Murphy

    Poignant observation of bullying. I hope this is read and acted upon by Kelly’s principal. You are a beautiful and insightful writer, Kelly.

  2. Slyvia Glista

    Everyone wants to have some happiness in their lives, i think ultimate happines is the main goal of each and everyone of us. :”‘`* – Kind regards

  3. Mickey Schrawder

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