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Phoenix

A Poem, A Call, A Plead For Unity

The inspiration for this poem is from all the injustice and division we have in our nation. We are one nation living among other nations in the same world. I feel that world peace is something unfathomable when we cannot ever find peace within our own nation first. We have the potential to bring each other together. We have the potential to put away our differences. We have the potential to be more. This is just my poem. My call. My plead for unity among us.

 

we are steadfastly

set upon disunity.

 

we are one nation,

indivisible

until it is a matter

of the color of our skin,

the people we love,

or the rights we fight for.

 

a testament to disunity

is born through us.

 

we are different pieces

to different puzzles,

set upon fitting into

all the wrong slots.

 

we are anything

but one nation,

indivisible.

 

we insist on change

only where we,

individually,

see fit.

 

but what we often forget

is that we are

a phoenix.

and my brothers and sisters,

it’s time to rise up

from the ashes.

 

in unity.

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Written by Esther Cho

Your average fifteen year old girl in her junior year of high school with high hopes and a tendency to overshare who is absolutely terrified of being average. A chocolate chip cookie enthusiast who also happens to fairly enjoy Polaroids, filming + editing, along with writing about things that matter to her. Her dream is to create something, anything, that will spark a positive difference in someone's life but she has yet to do so. Follow the journey. YouTube: Esther Cho - Instagram: estherchox - Twitter: estheerchho

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