"Who will teach us? Because guns don’t kill people; ignorance does. Take the youth of the world, add education, knowledge, and opportunity; subtract pre-formed prejudices and hatred; Factorize, but make sure not to cancel out hope. Don’t worry about the will to succeed – You’ll see it’s already in the equation. We do not want to be an annoyance. We don’t want to be in the way, we’re not just another math problem adults have to work around; we want to be the ones to solve it. See, I’m that kid at the back of the class. I’m that kid at the back of the class. I’m the kid at the back of the class, I’m the kid at the back of the class with his hand raised to the sky. Hand raised to the sky, with his hand raised to the sky, just begging for a shot at that math problem, waiting for shot at that math problem, aching for a shot at the math problem. Just- praying for a shot at the future."
Kay, Sarah."Not Just Another Math Problem." Spoken word poetry. kaysarahsera.com. Sarah Kay, 2007. Web. 2015.