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My World in Poetry

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My World in Poetry The significance of this essay: creating a detailed description of me, one that grades cannot portray. Well here I am, Rachel Laura Gibson. Even before I could read, I had a natural curiosity for language, picking up new words easily and using them in surprising ways. For me, words were more than a way to communicate - they were a form of art. As I explored the world of words, I began to understand writing as a powerful way to express my emotions. I looked to poetry as a focus to bringing out everything inside my head, every thought that defines me. ...read more.


Finding a comfortable spot, I gently lay across my bed. And so I begin... When no one else is around I think of things I could never say As lyrics run through my mind Melodies lingering in my ears I become the girl no one else can see Someone who goes beyond stereotypes Beyond image She has a perfectly imperfect life She is real, and so are her friends The clothes she wears may not be designer But she likes who she is: Her personality Her brown skin Her life Her smile Yet Tears stream down her face As she dreams of a time, where she won't have to hide When acceptance won't matter When people won't care ...read more.


This is a definition of me. I can think of this as a map to my being, a window to my soul, or a record of my life. No matter which point of view I choose, every poem I have written contains a little piece of me, living and breathing in each line. My goal is to build understanding with my words. I am looking to have an impact on issues of diversity which have shaped who I am today. I want to help people... Understand See another's view Learn something new To understand is to see Beyond what you can see To know how I'm feeling Look in my heart Spiritual healing Read between the lines and Find what you seek To understand is to see See beyond me Welcome to my world. ...read more.

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