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