all I ask is that you take
Because I am capable of
thinking on my own.
And, like the rest of you,
I have a voice.
I might be able to tell
you something if you really listened.
Words are how we breathe.
So sometimes I might not be able to talk to you.
I might not be able to write sometimes because my
voice is only emerging.
I don't know who I am.
But could you please listen to the me that's being uncovered?
CATEGORY -- I AM ALONE AND NO ONE UNDERSTANDS MY PAIN, 2001 -- written in eighth grade. it was one of the first poems I ever wrote.