Nebraska Youth Poet Laureate's poem for Nebraska Community Foundation

Each year Nebraska Community Foundation commissions the state’s Youth Poet Laureate (named by the Nebraska Writers Collective) to write a poem centered on the foundation’s annual theme. This year’s writer was Allyah American Horse. She wrote about her experience growing up in Gordon, Nebraska. Her poem follows:

Small Town Stars

By Alyah American Horse

When we were little

We used to spend out time looking at the sky

Asking ourselves what tomorrow will bring

Our earliest years were spent dreaming

For things we never imagined we could reach

As children we were dancers, teachers, writers and preac...


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