Action & Expression

A poem inspired by the American Creed.

By Michael L. from Project Citizen in Connecticut

Action

Expression

Passion

Depression

Falling to

Oppression

And suppression.

Action seeks light or a spark

In the night and the dark

But the might is so far

In the past.

Can we last with no maps?

Who will take our hand

To guide us back to the land

Of the free?

When we are ruled by different creeds

And all have different needs

Where do we go?

Action and expression

Preach a powerful lesson

But when our freedom’s being lessened

Where do we go?

No choice but to hit the road.

Project Citizen

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Project Citizen is a youth writing lab that is offered as part of the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University. The mission of Project Citizen is to empower young writers to engage in issues of social and political importance through a variety of genres in order to both find their voice and to become fully realized citizens in our democracy. Project Citizen brings together students from school districts and towns in Fairfield county that represent a variety of economic, racial, ethnic, and religious demographic groups in an effort to break down the "zip code apartheid" that stands in the way of true collaborative learning.

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Writing Our Future: American Creed is part of the National Writing Project’s family of youth publishing projects, all gathered under the Writing Our Future initiative.

Writing Our Future projects are designed by educators for educators and the young people they work with. Intended for use in schools, libraries, and other educational settings. All projects are COPPA compliant and educator-managed. NWP is committed to supporting young people’s writing and civic participation by providing a safe and supportive environment for youth writing, media creation, sharing, and publishing.