Voices on the Wind Voices from Teen Years
The Essay Submission by Michelle O'Hearn The blank page hovers in front of me on the screen A deadline awaiting my glorified words Something new from inside the skull of the unburdened That will grab the attention of decision makers Holding my future in their opinions Parents and friendsí parents giving advice from the screen Face-timing as they try defining their own paths to freedom From hours at the office and lifetimes in traffic While considering the options of academic and bohemian, My mind wanders as these hands type indecisive words Morphing into the personal expression of my powerful desire To succeed against youthful rebellion Professors and counselors sharing emails and comments On this work submitted without a body to face As I wring hands in anticipation of rejection A blank life hovers in front of me as hope and a dream The deadline met with sufficient words Glorified inside my head with emotion from my heart I shall grab the attention of my inner intention Making a successful future with my own opinions.