“Spring” by Frederick Walker‘Spring is Coming’ and Other Poetry by Uvin Ko The Society March 24, 2017 Beauty, High School Submissions, Poetry, Terrorism 5 Comments Spring is Coming From naked trees, droplets of dew, Drips like tears onto my upturned face. Everything is bleak, nothing new. No creation feels like outer space. Hear ye, hear ye, everyone come. What, a spot of bright green on that tree? Although it’s as small as a crumb, See it sprout, what a blessing it be. Soon, the ground will burst with color. Tulips and daisies will fill the floor, Forest green grass will grow taller, Trees, sunlight, and flowers galore! Voices of the Victims Here in our quiet land, they keep coming, With each step, each gunshot sound, hearts numbing. Dry bloodstains on our children’s faces, They who vex and hurt us, they leave traces, Of shooting bullets, not bright shooting stars. Instead of sweet tasting dreams, they leave scars. But why, we ask, we did not commit crimes, We did nothing to deserve bitter times. Our children are dying, what can we do, But wail of agony; they have no clue. As many moons pass, we still live in fear, Yet, taking action will make the path clear. Now, we will not let our hands be in chains. Passion for liberty flows in our veins. Never giving up, never letting go, We will soon escape our ever cruel foe. The oppressed will learn to stand up again, So do not lose hope, my women and men. Uvin Ko is a 10th grade student that goes to Troy High School in California. She aspires to become someone who changes the world someday. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Joe Tessitore March 24, 2017 Dear Uvin, If you continue to respond from your heart, as you so clearly do in your poetry, Im sure you will change the world someday. Joe Reply Yolanda March 24, 2017 Words of wisdom from someone so young. Keep creating images to change the hatefulness that kills and beauty that grows. Enjoyed reading what you wrote. God bless you child of creating. Reply David Watt March 24, 2017 You display great sensitivity for one still of relatively tender years. I enjoyed reading your poems as they truly capture and convey feelings. Reply Apollinaria delacruz April 2, 2017 I love your poems. Sounds like a music to my soul. Thank you. Reply David Hollywood April 2, 2017 There is a sense of the tragedy for refugees in your poem ‘Voices of the Victims’ and the confusion it causes to our sense of what is right, or wrong, and so it should be and well done! Reply Leave a Reply to Joe Tessitore Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.