I Am Me
By Nereida Reyes
I am a lovable person,
a brown skinned Mexican of an independent family,
an adolescent girl that is honored.
I am a friendly teen,
a person that is generous at heart.
An image of my ancestors.
I speak with a gentle voice,
a voice as sweet as pie and sharp as a knife.
I am a joyful person,
full of life like the flowers blown by the wind.
Like a predator getting ready to pounce on its prey.
Like a fat boy getting ready to eat chocolate.
I am of a joyful family:
We cheer with joy.
I am not cruel, even though we are all born sinful.
I am not desperate, even though anxiety lives in me.
I am not disrespectful, even though I speak the truth.
I am humble. My family made me.
I have kindness in my heart.
I am a lovable person.