I am independent and intelligent,

I wonder if people understand.

I hear the chorus of angels.

I see them above me,

I want to be known,

I am independent and intelligent.

I pretend that the spirits guide me.

I feel the warmth wash over me.

I touch the light of understanding.

I worry for my friend who does not know herself

I cry for her.

I am independent and intelligent,

I understand that I am different.

I say that we can all coexist.

I dream for love and peace.

I try to help when I can.

I hope to befriend those who will do the same.

I am independent and intelligent.

By Megan Whipple

Lewiston Middle School


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