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Annual Poetry Contest

Strength

By Emily Wright  Leesburg, FL
2002 Contest: Honorable Mention Place

If I feel inspired, why halt my dreams?

If I want to dance, why step on my toes?

If I want to fly, why break my wings?

Let me be free to fly with wings like eagles

5 Let me run and not grow weary

Let me dance like the lion during the feast

If I want to praise, why hush my lips?

If I want to learn, why utter lies?

If I'm feeling brave, why destroy my courage?

10 Let me be free to grasp all my mind can

Let me be endlessly thank

Let me see all my eyes desire

Why don't you want me to be free?

Why do you delight in all my sorrow?

15 Do you lavishly lust to see me fail?

Is it your joy to halt my race?

You won't let me fail

For I, am stronger!