Thank you so much for being part of the 2014 Evening of Inspired Leaders! Below please find the text of the poems that our readers shared.

Honorable Governor Deval L. Patrick - "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

Robert Pinsky - "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden

Jackie Jenkins Scott - "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

Paul Grogan - "To be of use" by Marge Piercy

Gerald Chertavian - "Risk" by William Arthur Ward

Joshua Boger - "The Goat" and "Alzheimer's Monkeys" by Christopher Millis

Robin Young - "To be of use" by Marge Piercy

Reverend Barbara Harris - "On Love" by Khalil Gibran

Michael Maso - "Attack of the Crab Monsters" by Lawrence Raab

Bill Littlefield - "Day After Tomorrow" by Tom Waits

Giles Li - "Self-Help for Fellow Refugees" by Li-Young Lee

Reverend Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D. - "Honey, I Love" by Eloise Greenfield

Derek Lumpkins - "Harlem Night Song" by Langston Hughes

Edward Davis - "The Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ron Walker - "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes

Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS - "Shoulders" by Naomi Shihab Nye

Porsha Olayiwola - "An Untitled Piece" by Latasha Snider