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Victoria Jonsson, age 17

I wrote this poem after participating in a WriteGirl workshop and gaining a lot of inspiration from the ideas of “becoming” that we discussed. It is based upon my response to a lot of issues we see in society today, from climate change to division within our country, and the urgency I feel we have for collaboration and peace with one another to create a more sustainable world.

Building Humankind

With beams of confidence and collaboration
And nails of persistence
We can construct the world we dream of
Into the one we see