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UpRoar Senior Spotlight Corinne Bromagen

Jim Morrison

Based on poems by Jim Morrison

This is for the kids who

didn’t have a mom, who

didn’t have a dad, who

didn’t have a family,

because we took them away.

This is for the kids who

grew up in cages, who

grew up on bread crusts and

cups of water, who

grew up not knowing what sunlight

looked like.

This is for the kids who

are trapped by invisible walls,

too sleek to climb,

too tall to risk a fall from, walls

spray-painted

by the word “racism”.

This is an apology

for the kids who never had

the choices I had.

To the dreamers

that lived a nightmare…

I’m sorry I couldn’t save you

from the generations

before me.