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Grade 7
Poetry
Writing

Crystal Truth

by CA, Grade 7, 826CHI
A writer's honest view of who they are and their potential.

I was born on a
Night where the brightest
Star was shining like a
Spotlight. I hear that makes me the
Biggest dreamer. I am tall as
A blowing
Flower.
I’m a sucker for people that
Are better at diving than me.

I’m still learning how
To trust.
I’m often a chameleon that
Blends in around strangers.
I’m often loud behind closed doors.
I like hearing the sound of clicking
Key pads a lot!

I’ve been told that I’m a
Size of a toddler.
People say that I’m like a grumpy cat
People say that I’m a living calculator.

Secretly, I take care of babies
But I don’t want to be a
Mother. I have this odd fascination with
Flying, flopping fish as they
Fan out the water. I assume it’s because I wish
One day I can space out.
And to be honest, my loud and quiet side is a
Bowl of spice. I know this sounds weird,

But sometimes I wonder if I’m good
enough. I wonder am I a butterfly
To other people’s souls.
I’m afraid that soon I would
Die an outcast.

Hola, me llamo Crystal Maithe Alcantar.
I enjoy my raices. But I don’t allow
Myself care. I have a family that’s on my
Every step. I have a strong soul.
I don’t know when, but I do know my
Mission is to be the best version of myself.
But I do know that I’m a powerful pre-teen
With a world wide changing voice.

***

From 826CHI’s original publication, Maybe I’ll Be a Poet.

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