This poem was inspired by a lesson on William Ernest Henley's poem Invictus in which the author describes his unconquerable soul despite the clutch of circumstance.
LIFE IS A SONG SINGING FOR OPPORTUNITY
By Liam Paquin
OUT OF THE CLUTCH OF SILENCE
I UNDERSTAND MY EVERY SONG SINGS HAPPY WORDS IN MY MIND
I LISTEN ALL DAY.
MANY SONGS FULFILL MY HEART
I SING INSIDE MYSELF ONLY SO I CAN SURVIVE
NOW THAT I CAN SING OUT LOUD MY HEART IS GROWING STRONGER
MY VOICE IS MOSTLY IN MY OPPORTUNITY
IN OPPORTUNITY MY LIFE WILL SING.
MY HEART WILL IMMEASURABLY BE FULL
Liam Paquin is 14 and lives in Portland, Oregon. He has been using RPM to communicate since October 2014.