As I began to ponder...

November 15, 2017 by Guest Student Author

(reflective poem written by Zinnia Hull '23 following an activity in Humanities 7 examining intersecting aspects of identity in different situations)

As I began to ponder,

And my mind turned to dust,

And my hands start to wiggle,

And my fingers would fuss,

And I said to the space,

Why does all of this matter?

All the innocence leaves,

And reality clatters.

And the only thing left,

Are the actual friends,

Where none of this matters,

And the scariness ends.

Because no one will care,

About how you will look,

Or how you will act,

Or if you like books.

But once you all leave,

the judging comes through.

But you know,

In your heart,

That you need to be you.

Written by Guest Student Author

Periodically students volunteer or are asked to write for the Stoneleigh-Burnham blog.

Filed Under: Student Writing, Poetry, identity, intersectionality