I Am... Scholarship Slam

I Am…
I am tough on the outside
Because I am soft on the inside.
I am strong
Because I have been weakened before.
I smile
To I hide my sadness.
I am strong
Because I need to hide back the tears.
I am emotional
Because I have feelings too.
I am kind and caring
Because I have a heart too.
I shed tears
Because I cannot help all those in pain.
I am protective over others
Because I know how it feels to be betrayed.
I am built
Because I know how it is to be broken.
I am who I am,
Because of how the world shaped me.
I am perfect
Because I am unique.
I am one of a kind
And no one can take that away from me.

By Nathaniel Cornell

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