I: The Egg
How small we were at first Perhaps blissfully ignorant and in matters of the world, unversed Little eggs, unbeknownst to the reckoning- The growth the not so distant future would bring
II: The Caterpillar
And then, we hatched And almost instantly we knew it wasn’t a match– This world we lived in and the one we wanted And in such conviction so many of us were bonded We searched for intellectual food For the sake of learning to do good
We sought quiet introspection Or learned through joining coalitions Aching for change, we changed ourselves: through conversation, films, Finding new truth or the books on our shelves We ruptured from comfortable cases, Interacted with new or marginalized faces And coming to view the world anew, We found ideas that would help us build societies we look forward too
And finally we burst And what a metamorphosis How we all say to each other: “I’m so proud of you, For how we changed and how we grew” After some rest and recuperation, After a difficult transformation We earned our wings, Ready to soar to new beginnings
Lucy Damachi is a 16 year old high school junior in Nigeria. She has interests in climate justice, racial justice, indigenous rights, and sustainable development. Growing up in Nigeria has shaped many of these passions. She is a member of her school’s Student Council, served as vice president for her school’s Green Club, and is in love with community service. In her free time, she love to sing along to her favorite songs, read all sorts of literature, and explore the world of spoken word poetry. She is very excited to be working with the Zenerations team!