April 2, 2012

Writing Prompt: Who Is Me?

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Writing_prompt_rainbow_penToday's Writing Prompt is inspired by 10th-grader Annakai Geshlider, who won a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her Poetry. This excerpt is from the poem titled "Page for English 2B/Drinking Words Out of the Corner of My Mouth" (inspired by Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B").

Who is me? I am . . .
dark brown ratty curls on my head and bracelets on my wrist, a
backpack that pulls me down when I ride the 24,
hard bones and skin on a scraped hand to hold my pen or tap on
a keyboard, ragged eyes after no sleep,
stretching my mouth wide to laugh roar sing sharp
with guitar.

Pretty awesome, right? Now we want to hear about YOU! Write your own "Who is me?" poem and leave it in the Comments. Only, please don't include any details that would reveal your actual identity, like your address or school or anything like that. Also, don't include more than 1 detail about what you look like. We want to keep you safe!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. jewel

    i am….
    Filipino, brown skinned,proud of my identity,talented,a dancer,writer,journalist,lover of books,ad a person you can cry on when you have problems.

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  2. dragonphoenix59

    Who is me?
    Wavy brown-black hair,
    Quiet and shy,
    But with my friends I’m LOUD
    A reader, a writer,
    A chocolate lover, a DREAMER
    That is me.

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  3. EpicInk2

    Who is me?
    Glasses and books and pencils and paper.
    Computers and Microsoft Office Word.
    So everyone calls me obsessed
    And a geek.
    So I say some witty insult at them and laugh
    But every time they insult me
    I die a little inside
    And when I get home
    I press my face into a pillow
    And cry my worries away.

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  4. Pinkgiraffe10tothe5thpower

    Who is me,
    I am not all that you see,
    Shy at school,
    Somewhat cool,
    Hiding my true self within.
    In that case,
    I would be,
    That I cannot be me,
    When everyone can see.

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  5. Alexandria

    Who is me…
    Curly, long, blond, curls and waves small and tall. Tiny hands stretched to reach the keys on a keyboard. Calluses on finger tips from my guitar. A voice loud when by itself, but shy, sweet, and soft when with others. Clothes covered in animal hair and a face that anyone could recognize if you you’ve seen it once. Unforgetable personality, unique, smart, strong, and me!

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  6. justaprincess

    Sometimes I don’t know who is me,
    Torn between land and sea,
    Quiet and loud,
    Shy and proud,
    I’m the girl in the picture,
    Smiling,
    Never crying,
    Who will I be,
    Who is me,
    Will we ever see?

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  7. Danielle

    dose any body have a udraw or am I the only person that has one, if u don’t u should go get one ecause they r relly cool!

    Reply
  8. galeforest2

    dry hands clutch a
    pencil like a life support
    clay collored hair falls
    in my face
    laugh fakely, the sound
    peirces the day like
    a hawk
    people look away from
    me and my
    rapid-fire words but
    I just keep laughing
    and then
    I turn away and keep
    crying

    Reply