MORE THAN A PERSON

This poem was written by Gemma who is twelve-years old and lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. I leave off her last name because of her age. The power of her words streak through all our skies.

I am my own person,
thoughts and feeling.
But then I am 
limitless, infinite,
like space and time.

My skin, face and figure
don’t outline me.
My words, intelligence and wit
don’t define me.

The train of thought in my head is too loud for that.
The steam pouring out of the chimney
would fill the whole universe,
if I wanted it to.

Don’t you ever think that
you can design me.
I am not caged by mere bones
or your words.

If the stars are not arranged for me
I shall stretch my hands up
to the inky heavens
and realign them myself.

My life will be a comet, 
ripping a hole
in the blanketed galaxy above.

Comet McNaught as seen from Matakohe, New Zealand.jpg
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14 Responses to MORE THAN A PERSON

  1. kathryn stanitski says:

    I think you might like this. I think it is an incredible poem. 12 years old…….and she gets “it.” XXXXX

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  2. Nancy Donovan says:

    WOW 😮

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Jessica McArdle says:

    Extraordinary! Takes my breath away!

  4. dabar96 says:

    This is some powerful love; precisely what our world needs.

  5. Remarkable. Gemma, I hope you always feel so limitless and connected to creation.

  6. Such a wise and insightful young writer. Thanks for sharing this poem.

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