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Cespedes, Genesis, Free


Genesis Cespedes
Age: 17, Grade: 12

School Name: University Heights High School, Bronx, NY
Educator: Amara Thomas

Category: Poetry


My soul craves freedom.
In the morning when I wake up,
I listen to the birds chirp
I contemplate the way they fly;
as if nothing else matters.
How much I wish I could be like them someday
free, happy, joyful, independent
be able to fly through the sunsets 
be able to travel along the seasons…
but then I see the clock marking 8:00am 
time to leave my reverie folded on my window 
to make my reality better than my dreams.