Some young people from ELM (Educated Little Monsters) were gathered today for their opening through the Arts in Bushwick Fellowship program, currently on view at Express Yourself Barista Bar on 82 Central Avenue. We told them we were about to launch the Bushwick Bridge and asked them to write some quick contributions on the spot.
Hold your head high
Forget them other guys
Even when you’re down,
Whip up a reverse frown
Life is like a circus
You’re always immersed in clowns
Sometimes you gotta put your mind on the line
Like a trapeze
If you never compromise yourself you’ll be more at ease
Lastly, take credit for what you did, even the bad,
“never throw the stone and hide your hand”
Joshua Rolon is 16. He’s into music and art. He lives in Bushwick and is a part of ELM.
Bushwick Bridge will never die
We’re infinite like the number pi.
Johnny Yurnet is 14. He lives in Bushwick. He participates in ELM and he loves basketball.
The don’t know what we keep in,
They don’t know we’re the reason you’re breathing
We ladies go through the pain
That makes us go insane
But it’s only right if you know how to play the game
Christina Nuñez is 14 going on 15. She was born and raised in Bushwick and has been a part of ELM since day one. She is a dancer, singer, and femcee.