Rosa Parks and those other civil rights activists made such huge statements in simple actions we take for granted today. London poet Elle Smith takes to verse to interpret the significance of what Rosa Parks did that day for inequality in her original poem "Any Seat Will Do":
Any Seat Will Do
You took up your seat,
to allow others to see,
there is no future for inequality.
Why should one race stand,
in front of any other,
leading without democracy?
Colour must never determine fate,
as ultimately we ALL,
belong to one, great, big race.
A seat does actually matter,
as it provides a place,
connecting us all to our earthly base.
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We all come to realize that in life, an in particular love, that it is definitely the Little things that count. Contemporary poet Elle Smith rhythmically expresses how those little things make us feel when displayed by someone we love in this original poem:
This original poem suggests that there are Colours of Love, and that as Elle Smith recites in beautiful verse that love traverses different stages, or the full colour spectrum as the love within a relationship deepens. From the beginning to complete and everlasting love, we go through a vibrant spectrum of colours:
Time at Sea is an original poem by Elle Smith, where she compares life as we know it, to being at sea. Often we feel like we are on a journey, with an unclear destination or even timeframe for our arrival. This poem describes this journey with reference to the impact of time and the water of the sea: