We Are

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November 25, 2021 by thewashingteenian

By Juliana Mankata

They think we have it easy.

“You are a kid.  You don’t need to worry about anything.”

But that is not true.

We are stressed because of school

Because we are trying to please you

Our parents, our school, our teachers

We were taught not to give people numbers

To not judge them

But, no, I am being judged.

Now a single letter on a piece of paper

Determines my future

Determines who I am.

We are more than that number

We are more than a letter

Written on a sheet of paper.

We are smart in our own way

No one can take that away

Anger, rage, sadness, joy, despair

We feel it all but you don’t care

You think we are worthless just because

Of a number or letter written on a sheet of paper.

NO I AM MORE

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