Thank you so much for being part of the 2017 Evening of Inspired Leaders! Below please find the text of the poems that our readers shared, listed alphabetically by first name.

Anita Diamant: I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman
I, Too by Langston Hughes
Biking to the George Washington Bridge by Alicia Ostriker
Revenge by Elisa Chavez

Bryan Koop: The Law of the Jungle by Rudyard Kipling

Carol Fulp: Theme for English B by Langston Hughes

Eva Millona: Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye

Jabari Asim: Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall

Kerry Healey: The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats

Linda Mason: To Our Countries by Rihan and Faia Younan

Linette Nieves: Justice The Broken System by Linette Nieves

Lloyd Schwartz: In the Waiting Room by Elizabeth Bishop

Marianne Leone: Always, Sometimes by Jesse Cooper

Martin Walsh: Boston (A reluctant love poem)  by Regie O’Hare Gibson

Michael Ansara: Chorus from The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney

Mitch Roberts: The Bridge Builder by Will Allen Dromgoole

Molly Baldwin: The Rhythm of Time by Bobby Sands

Myechia Minter-Jordan: Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Nicco Mele: Could This Be It? by Eamon Grennan

Paula Johnson: Marta Alvarado, History Professor by Marjorie Agosín

Roger Brown: The Journey by Mary Oliver

Ronnie Millar: Everything Is Going to be Alright by Derek Mahon

Roshonda Ndebumadu: The Dream Deceived by Roshonda Ndebumadu

Victoria Budson: Summons by Robert Francis