Note from the editors:
This is one poem from our new poetry series inspired by Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise" poem. Our goal is to gather a variety of poems with the theme of overcoming hardship.
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To Whom it May Concern
By Amelia Cortez
when the sun comes up tomorrow
i'll have to put aside my sorrow
i don't have time to whine and complain
i gotta jump back up and keep counting my change
i could dwell on you
but when would that do
that would take up my time
and i don't have time to rewind
so i'll keep on walking though the streets of life
absorbing all things in my line of sight.