Poets for Science

responses

I pledge allegiance to...

The daffodils and hyacinths popping up through the earth and bursting their color. The buds of light green appearing on the branches. Birds fluttering about as they build their nests. Spring time in Ohio.

Effie T.
Willoughby Hills

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Unraveling the future faces and facets of sustainable development.

Heidi
Philippines

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Domes that glow like earthworms tangled into moonlit madness--only to settle contrite, finite yet infinitely satisfying.

Jackie Kuttaineh
Orlando, FL

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Gathering the gifts of the Holy Spirit Openly receiving and embracing them each day Holding them in my heart as I continue my journey with Christ toward my sacred ultimate purpose designed by Christ for me

Charlene Urbancic
Ferdinand

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I pledge allegiance to the masked heroes, huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Ryan
Ellicott City, MD

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I pledge allegiance to the sun rising in the east each day. To overnight showers bringing the scent of spring.

Amy
Canton, OH

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I plege allegiance to the common good...to adapting my behavior in the present so that my community can hope for a brighter future.

Charles
Kent, OH

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the lost, the endangered and the forgotten. The unresearched colorful incarcerated, the fasting girls, the little Black and blue boys dead on hot tar roads. The ones so much like me and those so different we are the same.

Oluwatobi Odugunwa
Nashville

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to the gravel of the Galapagos. To the waddle of the grounded albatross, and the salt spit out by the marine iguanas whose tails are nipped by the swirling sea lions in the currents of water and wind and soul. I pledge allegiance to the enchanted islands.

Mary Allen Murray
Birmingham

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The wildflowers that bloom in the spring, Reminding us that There is always beautiful new life To be lived, Even if the winter Feels endless.

Abigail Forsythe
Nashville, Tennessee

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A world post-hoc the global mental health crisis, solved by data and science and us

Joseph Sexton
Cumming, GA

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Astronomy, the female body, creation and birth

SK
Nashville

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to the minds, of subtle unknown, and to the skulls that embody such, one safe haven in imagination under the machinery with peaceful expression for all.

Skylar Cuevas
Pass Christian, MS

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Tiniest of molecules called proteins.

Ava
Mumbai

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Vitamin supplements and artificial nutritions that make up for lack of healthy eating habits.


Nashville

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Curiosity. Curiosity may kill some cats, but there is purity in pursuit. Curiosity may lead to big breakthroughs, both good and bad. But like thoughtful literature, the value lies in the journey and not the destination.

Cal Craven
Cleveland

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My body’s continuity with the air.


Tennessee

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The constant recycling of life The creation of new beings from old Moss growing on rotten logs Decomposition the bringer of nature’s building blocks The conservation of mass from the beginning of time Knowing the end is not so at all

Emily Meadow
Erin, Tennessee

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the redbud, first wound of this southern spring—to the late freeze that stripped its branches, turned the pond’s surface magenta, apt skirt for the Judas tree.

Joanna Currey
Nashville

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The right of every species to thrive, in functioning ecosystems, and of all people to thrive alongside them

Michaela
Nashville

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Lifting the voices of scientists of color and empower them as they navigate the STEM space.

Stephanie Castillo
Nashville, TN

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Uphold curious thought as the motivating force to propel our species into a more favorable state.

Shannon
Nashville, Tennessee

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Creatively educating the next generation in fields of science and technology.

Chris S
Stamford

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Living your own life without looking back to others


Yekaterinburg, Russia

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The pursuit of knowledge and the journey to truth

Miquéla T.
Chicago

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To play an active member in creating a time when science is trusted and valued by all members of society.

Austen
Washington DC

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The flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god with liberty and justice for all

Mike
Cincinnati

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our right to enjoy life and be free from the impoverishment of disease


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Revitalizating lives


Wuhan

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NANOTECHNOLOGY

Annalise
Palo Alto

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Trees in winter, with new growth pushing beneath the bare branches

Elizabeth
Nashville

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My innermost thoughts and The marvelous wonders of the mind. Insufficient would it be to pledge And not vow To be ambitious in my endeavor To expand my knowledge of self With confidence in my ability To do as such.

Adaora
Nashville

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I pledge allegiance to original thought To the creative fulfillment of our human nature

Sebastian Baca
Albuquerque

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Psychiatry

Adaora M.
Nashville, Tennessee

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I pledge allegiance to to the cosmos, origins of all life

HM
Grand Rapids

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Psychiatry, medicine, therapy to improve lives


Nashville

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Van der Waals forces, pulling and pushing atoms into the loving embraces and delicate distances that make Life work

Sam
Cleveland, OH

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appreciating the Earth and all the beauty it has to offer

Jasmine J
Shanghai

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Unearthing the unknown For seed sown Will not be blown

John lee
Atlanta

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extending function and form as naturally as a tree extends a new leaf.

Ryan Hammond
Elliott City, Maryland

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Cosmology, to our place in the universe, to what dwarfs us and makes us look up To stars and star stuff, to galactic ballet, To the bigger-than-me, To the gorgeous system of which I am an infinitely small subset

Molly
Johnson City, TN

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I pledge allegiance to the sun glinting off of freshly fallen snow.

Gabe
Canton, OH

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I pledge allegiance to a future for our children where they can enjoy a healthy earth.

Nate
Kent

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I pledge allegiance to the Patapsco River

Ryan
Baltimore

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I pledge allegiance to the Cuyahoga River

Alex
Kent
Launch me