Sometimes you can only find your words within someone else’s. With so many feelings from this weekend, I turned to Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris’, speech on Saturday night, November 7, 2020. This is a found poem from that speech.
little girl watching little girl watching imagine this moment-- generations of women paved the way. they marched to victory. tested, they proved their backbone. overlooked, they did the good work with heart, integrity, generosity. their beautiful voices delivered a new day. little girl watching-- be heard. be prepared. be unburdened. You won't be the last. (c) jenny c. lares. 2020.
(A found poem is a poetic form where you take a piece of literature, circle words that resonate with you and a create a poem from those words. It’s a go-to form for me because sometimes a blank page is scary and intimidating so starting with words already chosen fuels the writing and creativity.)