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I'm 13 years old and have been writing poetry for 3 years. This poem is about stepping out and standing up for your self, and in the face of hardship you can be strong.

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Alyssa Renee
This poem says what I feel about myself but I've never had the couage to say, because I feel that it may make me look conceded. So thanks for not being afrid to say how you feel. It gives me strength to voice my opinion.
Charity
I LOVE YOUR POEM ITS WHAT WE POETS HERE IN TAMPA FL. CALL ~LOVELY~, OR THAT WAS DEEP. STAY ENCOURAGE, AND KEEP WRITING. MUCH LOVE: ~CHARITY~
Arkeem
That was a very great poem
Shaquel
That poem says a lot about me. It touched me so deep it almost made me cry. Keep writing poems, i think you are really good at what you do. :)

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I Am

I am love in the face of hate
I am kindness in the face of ridicule
I am strength in the face of diversity
I am patience in the face of the mule
I will not run away from fear, I will not run and hide
I am bravery, I am pride
I will make a difference in this world, big or small
That is my promise to me , my promise to all

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Calie
i like this poem a lot, in short words it says so much
Lucas
Your peom really maid me see the other side of things, the brighter side. Thanks!
george
i think this is a great poem they gave it such a great ending and th author keeps you wanting to know what will happen next.
Kasey
This was a great poem it really caught my atenchion.
Diana
Hats off for a 13 year old child
brittney
that was a very interseting poem i like it alot .
yoselyn
The poem was great because it makes you think about who you are and i think thats the best thing to say about one self. Congratulations and keep up the work.
Janice
I believe your poem was awesome! It touched me because you put so much passion into it. I can tell you've been through hard times, but you were strong enough to get over it by writing how you felt. That's awesome. Keep writing poems.
Berni
GREAT!
Hayley
that ia a real kool poem its an uplifting sort of a poem its kinda inspirational its kool
Cristina
I started searching for poems on myself for an english project I had to do. Little by little I stared searching found this website thought it was great. When I read the poem, it made me fell great. Knowing and I could be remember in so many ways. Thanks
Mercedes
i like it
Ashley
I was reading this poem and at the end he writes" I WILL make a difference in this world, big or small. That is my promise to me, my promise to all". James, you have already made a difference in this world by writing that poem. For 13 years old, you are a very smart young man! I also like how you promised yourself first, BEFORE anyone else. Hopefully other people who read this will realize that they need to put themselves first before anyone.
mj
short but sweet. great job!
Andrea
It is hard for the younger generation to understand these types of things and for adults to remember and what we hve to press upon or children even more so for me because I am 28 and loosing my path and you just gave me faith to keep on pushing. Thanks James
laur
thats a good poem i can relate to it easily nice jobb
D'anthony
i like the poem it really makes me feel strong n determined
Elly
I really liked your poem, it had a lot of heart and soul put into it.
Jeremy
if only more ppl were to follow this poem. this is the way it should be.
A-J
I truely love this poem 'I Am,' it speaks to me, truely. It really speaks of one's goal, they should have.
Danielle
I really do love your poem. It made me realize that it was much more to a person than ever. I really enjoyed it.
rachel
i really enjoyed the poem its great for someone whos feeling down and you should keep up the good work and keep writeing poems
Carrie Ann
Wow. you know for 13, your words are very sophisticated. and i look up to you for that, even if i am older.
Nancy
This is a very strong and wonderful poem. Not only for teens but for everyone. It says it all!
Cherry
wow is all i have got to say that is awesome, there needs to be more people like you out there , thanks for sharing your work :)GOOD JOB
Shae
Very good poem, really touched me. I love deep poems myself. I enjoyed it. Two thumbs up.
Nick
8/10
Lisa fleur
I love the poem, it's very inspirational
Samantha
Hey, this poem was really good. i have been going htrough a tough time and to read this inspires me to pick myself up off the floor, and standup and deal with life being the best i can be. Thanks for the poem and the inspiration, I love you whoever you are. You have made a difference in my life. THANK YOU
ashu
Very sweet one. very optimistic too. u will make differences in this full of trouble world. Somehow they'll benefit from u. keep up ur work. !
Bambi
This poem is awesome. We are all somebody. And James did an excellent job with this poem. I commend you. You are as I Am!
krystal
i like this poem alot because i can relate to it
Cj
hey nice poem i loved it keep up tha great work oh and i really enjoyed reading the poem,dont stop what you like best!
kalei
this is my first time on this site and this poem is so touching and real. by reading this i feel more in touch with my emotional self and just want to thank you for showing this to me.
dianne
ALL I CAN SAY IS U GO FOR IT MATE! I CAN SEE U ARE GOING TO MAKE A VERY POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN MANY LIVES AND BY THE LOOKS OF THIS POEM AND THE COMMENTS ABOUT I THINK THAT U ALREADY HAVE MATE! U RULE! AND DONT LET ANYONE TELL U OTHERWISE!
Alisa
Short and sweet, very nice poem.
katie
This poem is really awsome. i can relate and i have shared it with my family and i have this poem hanging inside my locker at school.it reminds me of how we all can make a diffence even me and it always makes me smile. so thank you so much for writing this poem and keep writing because you have a gift and you have made a diffrence in me!
Penny
I think this poem expresses the truth about man kind. We are love but also the face of hate. We can cause so much pain yet do so much good. And in saying that i agree that we have to face the problems caused by others.
sam
This poem is really cool!***
katay
i loved the simplicity and directness and the almost arrogant, childish, brusque approach to a positive attitude. it seemed as if the poet was aiming to convince not only audiences of his determination but also himself.
Abigail
Insperational
cindy
JAMES I LOVED READING YOUR POEM! IT'S SO POSITIVE AND IT DEMONSTRATES THE CURAGE YOU HAVE. (GOOD JOB) :-)
nicole
James, your poem is very positive. I enjoyed every verse of it. I'm also 13/f. I wrote in a journal for awhile butr when i turned 11 i put my feelings into poetry. Nice work. God bless and have a nice and positive day.
Jez
I thought your poem was fantastic, it was simply and straight to the point and made you feel stronger by just reading it. Well that's the effect it had on be, keep writing poetry, your great at it!
rosie
nice poem
KAREN
THIS IS THE TRUTH UPPON ONESELF, AND WHAT ONE SHOULD BE LIKE.
melissa
i am a 17 year old female that has been semi-depressed this poem made me smile alot thanx james
Judy
i think you should write more poems in your life time so good luck
Marijke
It's just said so beatiful.
aSHLEY
INSPIRATIONAL!

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