Believe in yourself

Pick up your clothes

Hurry up!

How was your day?

Did you eat?

Quit texting

Are you listening to me?

Give me your phone

How was practice?

Do your homework first

Did you do your homework?

Are you listening to me?

It’s okay to be different

It’s going to work out


By Bianca, 8th grade



Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Ella Bernstein, a 6th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “Brave New Day” by  Robbins Island Music Group. Produced by Susan Phillips.

This poem is featured as part of the 2014 Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.



Original post: June 3, 2013

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