My Throat is Getting Sore Here

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I wonder if I scream loud enough will anyone hear me?
How many poems do I have to write?
How many scholarships do I have to look up?
How many colleges do I have to search before anyone notices that I mean business?
I am a high school junior.
Mother has no job.
Father is in another state.
And I'm taking honors classes and gifted classes just to boost my chance of going to college.
Hey, can anyone hear me?
I said I AM SOMEBODY!
Listen,
all I want is to be heard.
It's your choice if you open your ears, or decide to close them.
One of these days, you'll notice that I'm still screaming.

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