PSPoem

"Welcome to My Life," Agnes Toledo, Eighth Grade, IS 223K

Welcome to my life.

It is more fascinating than you think.

From the second I wake up I hear my mom’s voice.

It reminds me that, “I have a new day.”

“Through the haze and the daze that lead to lonely ways,

I always will have a say.”

This makes me glad.

When I am glad, I get happy.

Blue like the sky, like the river, like the world.

This is my life not yours, you don’t understand my reasons.

Your definition of what loneliness means is different than mine

because in my world I feel alone,

no one to talk to but myself.

Welcome to my life.

For fun I like to play basketball.

It makes me happier than sunshine.

In the electric heaven I call a new world

I always make sure that my grades will guide me on the right path.

In my life, my favorite person is my best friend.

She is as good as a book that gives advice.

She makes me feel special.

When I hear the happy sound of her voice,

it takes me into the heavens and makes my life seem perfect.

I feel safe in my world.

Welcome to my life of dreams.

In my world, the style is mini skirts and tank tops.

People wear everything and

the styles are cool.

As for me, I like skateboards and sneakers.

My personality is made up of different emotions.

My main purpose in life is to be successful.

It is as hard as a rock.

When I achieve my goals I feel happy and proud.

I want to share my world with everyone.

In my life I feel safe with no worries.

If there were three words to sum up my life,

they’d be: painful, hard and joy.