by Drew Wilcox, AmeriCorps member serving on the Comcast NBCUniversal team with Jeremiah E. Burke High School

What do you want to see?

When it is all said and done
It’s never too late to make a change

Don’t forget
The human canvas came blank

Red tends to make the picture brighter
Blending worlds like paint

Create something new

How old were you?

When you took
Your first step
Beyond the world’s expectations
Of who you are

Who are you now?

Your journey
Did you do it alone?

Are you glad you had help?

We often forget

How many stains
Our shirts have collected
Over the years

Mistakes are how humans learn

Every day
My students
Paint pictures
Of the steps they’ve taken on this journey

My only job is to help them discover
Who they really are

Who they have the potential to be


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