So we have compiled poetry throughout the month from just about every direction and outlet and let me tell you, it is a beautiful, beautiful thing. From the girls in India & Nepal, to readers and followers of She’s the First, these pages have been packed for the past two weeks with some talented poets of all ages.
Today we are rather excited to showcase one of our very own team members and her love for lyrical poetry. Arianna Davis is a researcher for She’s the First and an editorial assistant at O, the Oprah Magazine (the April 2011 edition was its first poetry issue!). A big thank you to Arianna for sharing her passion for advocating for girls’ education!
I dream of you across the sea
With the beauty of my childhood
The notebooks, the games, the colored pencils
The adventures with Anne of Green Gables
But then I read the headlines
Hear the stories of crisis
And suddenly remember that my dream is just a dream
And you may never get the life that you deserve
But maybe the dream isn’t only a dream
And instead, can be a reality
So I’ll open my eyes, and work for you
To make it all come true
If you would like to see your work published on the Aspire blog throughout our Poetry Month, be sure to email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to our Facebook Wall. We would love to hear from you.