We received this wonderful, heartfelt submission by Khawla Khalid, a high school student. Stay tuned for another great poem by her!
You scare me...
You try to put me down whenever I try to stand
You torture my soul
By mocking my physiques
Criticizing my lack of confidence
Laughing at the way I talk
Even though, you know …
You know ,I can't talk properly
You know ,I am scared of crowds
You know, I try. But you still do it
You destroy my dreams
Tell me they are stupid
You annihilate my hope
By telling me I can't do anything
By pushing me down when I stand
By laughing at me when I try
But not anymore...
I will not let you
Torture my soul
I will not let you,
Destroy my dreams
And especially I will never sell my confidence for your pathetic
I will do what I do best...
I will be me.