Poetry by Teresa Nguyen

Hope Through the Tears
By Teresa Nguyen
April, 2020

A small living thing we can’t even see
A killer among us. In you? In me?
Like a wave in a stadium flowing so fast
It spread. We weren’t ready. With stealth, so vast

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A Mother’s Plea
By Teresa Nguyen
June, 2020

My son, who is brown, why should I feel worry
That you are pulled over if you’re in a hurry
My son with dark hair, why should I feel fear
That one will mistake you for how you appear 

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Christmas Hope
By Teresa Nguyen
2020
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When we reflect on this dark year

It’s hard to find that Christmas cheer

Stress and grief have filled our minds

A year so heavy for mankind

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To the Class of 2020
By Teresa Nguyen
April, 2020

To the Class of 2020:

You don't want to see my high school senior photo. PFFT. I want to see YOURS!  

I'm sorry your last year is ending this way, with such an abrupt halt, especially after you have worked so hard to get here. And now...

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Women
By Teresa Nguyen
2019
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Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelet, Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have each inspired us...and the list could go on! 


These women did not become great by being quiet and fitting comfortably into society’s “ideal woman”. They became great because they stood up and spoke up.

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The Janesville 99

By Teresa Nguyen
May 29, 2021


1942, the height of the war
Stretching through Europe, the Pacific and more
They looked like grown men, but they were just boys
Enduring the terror, the deafening noise

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