what makes me

I am that which made me


I am my family

my friends

my dear loved ones


I am the music

thrumming through my veins

my soul


I am my history

my nationality

my mixed heritage


I am the knowledge

buzzing through my brain

my mind


But that is all history.


I am here,







I am all that which encompasses me.




I am no passive player dozing in my life,

no amiable face without a thought.


I am not that.

I am not that.

I am something else.


I am the wind, the breeze, the air.

I encompass all that I share.

I have this strength inside me,

you see.


I have a strength inside me,

and that is what forges me.

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
Poetry Terms Demonstrated: 


Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741