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World Peace - By: Penelope Oliver

We were all humans in harmony


Mammals in the meeting of the minds


Beings in tranquility


Before


Class classified us


Religion created resistance


Different-abilities defined us


Color codified our rights


Sexuality constrained us


Gender oppressed us


Education entitled us


Looks limited us


Birthplaces delineated us


Nationality demarcated us


Origins confined us


When we corrode these entrenched metal

chains that imprison us and our dreams by

making change in all we see


The world’s tight chains woven around the

enslaved will break


At last,


We will all be free


Since we will have surmounted these enduring

chains of separation and suppression


By the power of peace & equity


Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.:


The main idea of this poem is to evaluate all the barriers we as a society have constructed to bar others from success and liberty. My goal was to dive deep into inequality and highlight that we are all humans.


Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.:


My creative process is rather unusual, and I often find my best ideas while dancing. I was dancing around and visualized a world with no limits, and within minutes strung my ideas into verses.


Why did you choose to write this poem?:


Poetry has power, and literature can liberate. I write for the imprisoned by injustice, and I write to inspire others to fight for equal rights.


Do you have any tips or anything to share with the youth writers who may be reading this?:


Always dream, and never force yourself to write. Your best ideas come when you allow yourself time to ponder and listen to the world around you.




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