Community Voice Mail National hosted a nationwide poetry contest and CVMS was invited to describe “the heart of CVM” in a poem! We were fortunate enough to submit 2 entries and are waiting to hear how we did.
The first poem was submitted by Frank Brown, who is a member of the Akron Urban League Summer Youth Program. Frank is interning at Info Line and has done a wonderful job embracing the spirit of Community Voice Mail.
I'm a single parent mother, with no money or phone
And if it hadn't been for my grandma's car, we'd be without a home
I'm trying my best to raise kids and find work
But I've been so unsuccessful, so I lean on God and the church
I feel like I'm at a brick wall and don't know what to do
How can I succeed in life, I don't even have a clue
And that's when I heard of CVM, an answer to my prayers
Even though nothing is guaranteed in life, I now have hope knowing that someone cares
The second poem that we submitted was created by the CVMS Coordinator and the Info Line Business Development Manager.
by Mike Gibbs and Jennifer Kephart
Night air is getting cold, why won't they just phone?
Can't they see that I'm ready? To be on my way home
To date, I wait for that voice mail message - for someone to call
I'm finally going to reconnect - secure that janitor's job at the mall
On the lonely streets, that I now wander and roam
Community Voice Mail is my link to find a job and a home
Thank you for every one's support and I look forward to updating you on how we did in the contest.
8 months ago