Role Model

Keesha JosephOctober 21, 2020Strength and InfluencePoetry

Artwork by Krupa Joshi, age 16

Photograph by Krupa Joshi, age 16

Tell me not where I should go
But instead when I came from above.
Build up my internal power,
Not the facade you claim to love.
Put my pieces back in place,
Don’t demolish my resolve.
Place your hands above my heart,
And till death do us apart.

Learn to give a helping hand,
Show your values to your fans.
Stop criticizing on demand,
Give respect to those who can’t.
It’s not right to point your hand,
Have some decency to think.
Illuminate the place you stand,
Never wait for the command.

Keesha Joseph is a junior in high school and hails from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She loves reading and writing both stories and poetry, and considers music her second life. She watches anime whenever she gets the chance, and dreams of traveling to exotic places.