One Voice Strong

by Vanessa Raney

October 6, 2003


It's funny
I walked right
in the middle of
it and didn't
see you
know it's easy to
think that
what you do
has power
that the content of
what you say
has merit
see it's like this

I'm blunt
to the point
and that's how
it should be
but now for
one error in
judgment I've
been made into
a scapegoat
but really
I'm laughing
you see I
still have my
that one day
we'll be one voice

so with or without
you I have
the heart to see
beyond your opposition
Can't you see?

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Vanessa Raney is a graduate student in History at Claremont Graduate University. Her poetry has recently appeared in American Western Magazine (online), Quirk, Asphyxia Digest, WireTap Magazine (online), The Bayou Review, and The Thing Itself.

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