Give Me A Beat

Ashley Valencia-Pate

Give me a beat
Sharp notes to wake
Give me a beat
Crescendos to create
Give me a beat
A pause not too long
Give me a beat
A moment for a song
I just need to make a sound
To rise up, out, to resonate
I just need to get a little loud
To push open this gate
I just need this anger found
To hit the coda and melt away
Give me a room
Acoustics with arms open
Give me a room
A voice like an explosion
Give me a room
I know I’m not broken
I just need to make a sound
To rise up, out, to resonate
I just need to get a little loud
To push open this gate
I just need this anger found
To hit the coda and melt away

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Bridge the Distance: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Poems by Ashley Valencia-Pate is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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