My first year at the YUGA Summit was amazing. I came into this new experience knowing absolutely no one and not knowing what to expect, but after the first day, everyone was swept up by the excitement that is YUGA.
It has been really hard for me to explain what happened at the Summit and why it was such a great experience, but I’ve found a way that can hopefully show a small snippet of what happened this summer.
Photo: Morrigan prepares to read one of her poems at the Talent Show at this year’s YUGA Leadership Summit.
Since everyone there allowed me to speak my mind and share the poems I have written in the past, I thought it would be fitting to write a poem about the environment we created together at #YUGASummit14.
Youth United for Global Action and Awareness
Hear our chenille-stemmed tree swaying in the cool breeze
roots thirsty for information
Wind chimes hanging by the twine that holds us all together
singing the songs the world needs to hear
Flock of orange shirts and smiles
Walking 4 the Wellness of everyone
Running, leaping, dancing toward our goals
Our ideas as beautiful as the peanut butter whoopie pies in the place we call
formed as a family
grouped together by common interests and
built out of the Jenga blocks of getting to know you
Tucked in at night between
anticipation for tomorrow
mattresses that make us realize how lucky we are
The sun rises
Cards rat slap quicker than the pharaohs
painting henna memories
shaded by gazebo dreams
Information raining down on us
being caught and absorbed
allowing our roots to
weave it into our own ways of being