Places – a poem from Lam T, 2016 Poet Laureate

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in News |

PLACES

There’s a place.

A place with a diluted sense of reality,

and streaming hatred for the differences that reigns inside all of us.

A place where a mirror is a sharp dagger, and a number means more than anything.

A place where ignorance roams and knowledge is chained.

There’s a place.

A place where love radiates throughout the field.

A place where bravery and self-love is encouraged,

and where our differences are accepted.

A place where trees are grown and fish aren’t poisoned.

There are places inside all of us.

There are places in the world.

Lam T, 2016 Poet Laureate

Lam T, 2016 Poet Laureate

Lam T, 2016 Poet Laureate

Lam T was a seventh grade student of Vietnamese heritage who attended our program in K-2 at St. Frances Cabrini. She entered a poem in the 7GPoetry contest and won first place for the school. The 7GP contest organization published the poem in their annual anthology of poetry.