The days of being speechless are over

A poem by Erian Bradley

The days of being speechless are over

We now can speak our minds

Without being arrested or fined

Freedom of the press

Yes, it’s important

To you it might be lame

But to me it’s worth a fortune

Without the 1st amendment where would we be?

Still stuck in the old days where us journalists weren’t free

To do what we pleased

Erian Bradley is a CMA Junior at Dupont Manual High School. She loves to write about upcoming events & things that are happening at Manual. She is on the Multimedia staff.


Erian Bradley served as a Staff Writer for, as well as Manual AM, the school’s news station. She was also a member of the Step Team and the Drama Club.