YYC POP: Poetic Portraits of Poetry, a Sheri-D Wilson Laureate Project

Community work continues

– Jeanne Kwong

Awake in the morning 
Days are long
Meeting after meeting 
Step up to the stage,
You, you, and you
No rest after retirement 
Rose up to member of legislative assembly 
Then came down again
Forge ahead
Be the voice for the many without a spotlight
Stand up, build up, 
Will you take the baton from me
I won’t be here forever 
New faces and voices 
Year after year 
Make community 
Help the newcomers to Canada, 
150 years ago from 
or yesterday from
Ho Chi Minh City, 
Kuala Lumpur, 
and many more 
make new lives 
give to their new home
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jeanne Kwong

Jeanne Kwong has grown up to be an arts reporter, a community volunteer, and writer. She co-hosts the show Artslink on CJSW 90.9 FM in Calgary. She has a degree in English from Mount Royal University.

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