In this assignment, we were asked to type a poem. For my poem, I am going to type my blackout poem and put it on Youth Voices. I enjoyed this assignment because it really put my creativity to use. When I read this poem, it makes me think about the emotions of Martin while he was in prison. When other people read this poem, I hope they get his message and they will help try to change laws for equality. We should all have integrity, always.



  1. Jenifer 2 years ago

    Dear Mikayla:

    I am excited about your publication, because I would like very much to see, or read this poem. I like that you have a poem that motivates you, that inspires you.

    I think this is exciting because there are many people like you who are inspired by a poem.

    Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write next, because I really want to see, or be able to have the opportunity to read that poem that inspires you.

  2. Grace 2 years ago

    This is a really good project, you’ve obviously put a lot of thought into it. I like the message behind it, we should all be making a greater effort towards equality. Great job!

  3. Chris 2 years ago

    Black out poetry is my favorite type of poetry. I’m glad to see someone else enjoying it. I think the message that you are trying to convey is extremely important.

    • Mikayla 2 years ago

      Thank you so much you truly made my day, I really worked hard for people to see my message I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read my poem.

  4. Octavio 2 years ago

    Interesting poem. I would like to see the words that you didn’t black out. You might type it out so we can read it, and keep the wonderful picture.

    • Mikayla 2 years ago

      I think the original poem is a page from a letter he wrote in jail but I do not know where you can find them, I apologize but thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my poem, I appreciated.

  5. Keeba 2 years ago

    You did a great job on the art aspect of the poem, it was very creative. Type out your poem so we can read it!

    • Mikayla 2 years ago

      The poem is in the title if you wanted to read it, thank you for the compliment, much appreciated.

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