by Brianna G. Harte
I walk among you.
I may not be famous
or attract media attention
but I have something to say.
We all do.
But can we do nothing?
It depends on how much you believe in something.
Bidder 70 saw no bounds
and took a risk in the name of what’s right,
to shield a friend from embarrassment
of the destruction of beauty
and lead the world to think
about what the environment was truly worth.
Anne Frank told her story
to show the truths of fear,
fear under the rule of a dictator.
She dreamed of being heard
while stuck in a hidden corner of a house.
The citizens of Cochabamba, Bolivia
had no attention turned on them
though they had their water to fight for.
With their blood and souls,
they paid for the chance to set things right.
All of these had strength infused into their wills
to do more than watch the land
shift beneath their feet.
Unknowns make powerless the new empowered.
Copyright © 2015 Brianna G. Harte. All rights reserved.