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Free Verse


voices from Montana's juvenile detention centers

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Free Verse


voices from Montana's juvenile detention centers

what we do

Free Verse teaches literature and creative writing in juvenile halls across Montana. It was founded in 2014 and currently has teachers in four halls. It is sponsored by the Missoula Writing Collaborative and partners with The Beat Within.

Our goal is to one day have teachers in every hall in Montana. Our dream is to shut down our organization because there are no halls left.

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Support Free Verse


Our students are creatively talented, observant, and insightful. We believe that they deserve to be heard. Support us in listening to & sharing their voices.

Donate

Support Free Verse


Our students are creatively talented, observant, and insightful. We believe that they deserve to be heard. Support us in listening to & sharing their voices.

Donate

Free Verse

Free Verse is sweet
It’s the writer’s treat
These lovely ladies
Got me writing like crazy
Thanks for the push
It’s better than the kush
I want to say thanks
For giving me a break
Writing wasn’t my thing
Until I got the Free Verse sting
I hope one day
I could help someone the same way
If it wasn’t for you
I’d probably be playing with my shoe

 

Because we won’t fall

We get stronger

Because we don’t cry

Don’t mean we don’t care

Because we wear a mask

Doesn’t mean we don’t wanna be seen

Because we were young

We need to be taught so we follow wrong or right

 

For all the times I said good bye

I’m writing now to say hello

For all the times I made you cry

I’m writing now to say I know

For all the times you’ve prayed to god

And asked him how or why

Just let your heartache go

For all the times I said good bye

I’m writing now to say hello

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