POW! Poem on Wednesday

My Name is Me, by Cynthia Rivera (age 16)

My name is strength

the strength in my legs I  use to run up a hill


My name is wisdom

the wisdom I receive in the choices I make every day


My name is love

the love I feel when he looks at me


My name is pain

the pain that ran through my veins when my grandpa died


My name is independent

the independent person I became when my parents were sick


My name is power

the power that’s in me to be who I am


My name is Me.


from Tell the World: Teen Poems from Writerscorps (HaperTeen, 2008)

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