I'm simply Jermerra
There are still many things in life that I haven't learned.
I'm curious and interested in learning new things
Yes, I am becoming more educated before college.
I'm still earning my way and I do want to learn.
I've attended elementary school
Where I learned new things
And was happy about what the future would bring
I made new “friends” ,
And realized that they were not for me
But that was something the young Jermerra did not face to see.
I had to leave to go to middle school
It was an honor and accomplishment that paid off from a past lesson learned.
I was trying to find myself
I did it in every way
Now people would enjoy to see me everyday.
I was so caught up in materialistic things
And I almost let them take over me
Then I grew up the realize that those things did not determine the real me.
My next school is up an even higher hill.
I had to accept that I was growing up,
I am going to be an adult in a couple of years and that sucks.
Knowledge is knowing, growing, and accomplishing
And I know I am aware of my surroundings, people, places, and friends.
Knowledge is only one key and there access to other paths
By opening one door to knowledge, the knobs unturned never ends.
Ever since I can remember what my parents and grandparentshave said
I often think twice out loud or in my head
I'm spooked by the scary but true advice that I tote around every day
At sixteen, I've realized, I can't always have my way.
I am brown in color and my origin is black
I think that I am judged by the skin that I am in.
But I’m black and I’m proud
And I know I always will win.