Today’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
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!