Neosha Hampton is a junior at NOVA High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An avid writer, her poem “A Dream of Our Country” was published in a national anthology entitled Dream of a Nation. 

Stand up and speak for the silent

Those whose flame has been capped by oppression

Held back by the hands of violence

And stepped on by the foot of poverty

Stand up and yell for the silent

Scream for equal rights

Holler for fair education

And protest for those whose flame has been capped by ignorance

Stand up and fight for the silent

Counter attack hate with the fist of compassion

Eradicate ignorance with the power of knowledge

And bring back strength to those whose burning passion has been capped

Let’s unite

Let’s serve

Let’s stand for the silent

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