I'm Sorry

May 24, 2009
By Ahjanae Colson BRONZE, College Park, Georgia
Ahjanae Colson BRONZE, College Park, Georgia
2 articles 1 photo 2 comments

I'm sorry that I don't understand
I'm sorry that my mind doesnt think on the same level as yours
I'm sorry that "my kind" is deemed as illiterate and manner-challenged
I'm sorry that you give in to stereotypes and statistics that have nothing to do with reality
I'm sorry that you choose to stay in the past instead of moving on and looking forward to a better and brighter future

I'm sorry that I'm tired of being sorry.

I regret that you still view women as objects with voices not meant to be heard
I pity you because you allow the opinions of everyone else to influence the decisions that YOU choose to make
I look at you with sad eyes because I am sick and fed up with the grudge that you seem to still carry on your shoulders

I'm sorry that I'm tired of being the good one.

I love that my voice is now a cherished thing that is heard by all.
I process the fact that it will still be hard, but with determination and strength of character, i will be the best.
I desire the knowledge that so many thirst to have, but that so few strive to capture.

I'm sorry that you can't accept the fact that I am unique.

I wonder how you can feed on the downfall of others and not be disgusted by yourself.
I exalt in your frustration over your inability to make me succumb to your hate and jelousy.
I am proud of who I am and who I will become.
I know my place in life.
I know where I am welcome and wanted.
I know who not to be, and
For that, I am not sorry.

The author's comments:
My name is Ahjanae and I am a 13 year old who attends Ron Clark Academy. I have an awesome teacher named mrs. Barnes who has showed my classmates and me that Spoken Word is the Epitome of Expression. I hope you enjoy my piece. I wrote it entirely on my own, and these are my opinions, and are in now way a reflection of my school. It is of me, and who I am, and how I feel.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Jun. 7 2009 at 4:47 pm
Ahjanae Colson BRONZE, College Park, Georgia
2 articles 1 photo 2 comments
Thank you everybody.You have no idea how much your comments mean to me:)

Spoken9456 said...
on Jun. 5 2009 at 12:41 am
I love it.The quality of this poem is superb and the author leaves you to interpret it on yourown. Awesome, hope to see alot more from this young and talented writer

Rubia2029 said...
on Jun. 4 2009 at 3:05 am
I can't believe this incredible poem is written by a middle school student. I truly feel the narrator's situation, and the poem progresses beautifully from start to finish. I look forward to reading more works from this young poet with an unquestionable amount of potential and talent.

Zuriam12 said...
on May. 31 2009 at 6:27 am
This is awesome Ahjanae. It's Very Unique


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