I am... scholarship

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 17:34 -- jcousar

I am young and confused

I wonder why so many people give up when times are hard

I hear my family cheering me on pushing me to excel

I see my future in the mirror

I want the world to be a peace

I am young and confused

I pretend everything will be alright

I feel the walls caving in on me

I touch the faith my family instilled in me

I worry opportunities will fade away due to the color of my skin

I cry when I'm turned away because I like the same-sex

I am young and confused

I understand times are changing

I say everything will be alright

I try to cope with these feelings

I hope one day people will put their differences aside for at least one day

I am young and confused

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Our world

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