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Art by Kayvon Griffin

VOX Teen Poetry: “Be Yourself”

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I am who I am
Who else would I be?

I won’t change for you,
So why would you change for me?

When I was young I always wanted to change for myself.
Without the help and financial resources, I couldn’t do better for myself.

I want to go with my head, not to look down, but to look forward.
I can never fool myself.

I don’t have tolerance for the rude or racism and the homophobic.
I’ll admit my faults and I know you have yours.

Cheating yourself of the life you have to live.
Depriving others of what you can give.

Just know that your family and friends will love you more too,
If you just spent more time practicing being you!

So no matter what happened,
I want to say stay woke and have pride in yourself.

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About Kayvon Griffin

/VOX ATL Staff

Kayvon, 18, attends Georgia State University. He enjoys making music and helping others. He is very active in his community and also loves to network with other people....

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comments (7)

  1. Tinara

    This is so amazing love💛

  2. Jami

    Yessssssssss, I loved every line !! Can’t wait to see more!

  3. Jaz

    Dope! Proud of you!

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  5. Brittnay

    I like this !!

  6. Dana

    Very inspirational ‼️

  7. Tionna