I Have Lived but Who am I?

I Have Lived but Who am I?

 

Even at this young age, I have lived more than most

I have lived in poverty

I have witnessed both of my parents dying due to AIDS

I have nearly starved

I have been separated from my siblings

I have had to take care of myself

All of the above was done by the age of five

That was the way I was introduced to the world

But that was only my first life

Even at this young age, I have lived more than most

I was adopted by a white loving family who gave a brown girl a home

I was loved and nurtured from that moment on

I was fanatic about sports

I was an American teenage girl

Even at this young age, I have lived more than most

I have witnessed both worlds

Poverty to middle class and my worlds sure have clashed

But all these things I write, are mere circumstances

Which have shaped who I’m becoming

As for who I am

I do not think I’ve lived enough lives

To have the answer to that

I just know I am who ever you are not

Even at this young age, I have lived more than most

This poem is about: 
Me

Comments

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