It’s January and that’s not a good month for me
My family always struggles in January
Bills pile up, we usually have to change apartments
My brother needs a jacket, my mom has got the flu
It’s January and that’s not a good month for me
I have a hard time going back to school
so I start low to the ground and put my head down,
I keep moving forward, holding it together
as best I can.

By Danielle, 10th grade

One Response to “Holding It Together”

  1. stidmama

    Danielle, your poem is clear and to the point, and so needed in this world. January is a rough month for a lot of people, and I am glad you shared. I am going to share your poem with my middle school students this coming week, and I know it will help several of them feel less alone.

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