For Musical Notes Poetry Prompt #11
Become forces of Nature:
fire, lightening, thunder.
Ignite your deepest passions
Elizabeth Crawford 10/18/12
Today’s inspiration was One Tin Soldier
performed by a group called The Coven.
Notes: While listening, several times, to the song, I was also reading The Freedom Writers Diary written by The Freedom Writers with help from their high school teacher Erin Gruwell. A class that was often referred to as the “Dummy Class”, it was filled with the rejects, discipline problems, and juvenile court frequenters. The book was published in 1996. It contains diary excepts from the students who ranged in age from 14 to 18. They often wrote of the undeclared war in which they existed in the streets of LA. While the streets were divided by gangs of ethnicity, these students found a home. The song became the backdrop and then the tapestry for today’s response.