They Look At Me

They look at me
As I get judged, as they discover who I really was
The pain
The faith
It’s hurt a little, but I can still maintain
Going home or to school, being taught as I walk

Square Town, by Folayemi

Square town is where I live, people come and try to give
We really don’t need no help from you,
We can do it on our own
We are known that flown
It’s so easy to fly, but some people around here don’t ever try
I wish we could be successful,
Graduate, get a job and be happy
But not everything works out so perfectly
But I believe that people are capable from Square Town
We are all made of gold!

Aicha, by Kendra

Aicha chews so loud
She’s black and proud
Does good in school
She ain’t no fool

She’s always late
Got nothin’ on her plate
She got short braids
It takes too many days
So here’s my ending paragraph
She got a nike hat
Best friends since grade school
Don’t talk much, but we cool

Friendby Ja'sayah

My best friend moved away
And now I can’t sleepover her house
But I can still talk to her on my phone

Untitledby Topsy

You are only a winner if you choose to.
I was once a little girl afraid that I was good at nothing.
But to my greatest surprise I was a good artist.
You never know what you are good at.
But let me remind you you have a gift which is your potential.
I was once that and now I am this.

I Was, I Am, I Will, by Niah

I was a basketball hater
I am a basketball lover
I will always be a basketball lover
I was afraid of ghosts
I am not too fond of them
I will always hate ghosts
I was shy
I am confident
I will be stronger
I was Mommy’s girl
I am missing her
I will continue to miss her
I was myself
I am myself
I will always be myself

Square Town

Square town, walking around
While people only look at the colour of my skin

Square town
Being Judged, being pushed
To be my very best, just to prove,
That I am worthy too

Square Town
They see my face, they see my place
Think I have no responsibility,
But they don’t like my personality

Square Town

Be Kind Kids, by Divine

Be kind kids cause you're strong
Be kind kids cause you know all your blessings,
and you don't need to be stressing
You kids are great and you don't need to be ashamed

To Always Love People, by Keanna

Violets are blue, roses are red
You are beautiful just the way you are
Who cares what you look like, I think you're just right
I really don't care what other people say about you

Always help people, who cares if they are different
You should always help people and be friends
If they are mean, you still help them even if they are in trouble

Untitled, by Nomaan

Violets are blue, roses are red
We should help our community or it will turn out bad
Kids can look however they want,
It doesn't matter what they look like even in 10000 years
Don't stereotype because it is mean, you shouldn't be mean
Being mean could be a problem in your life
Now change it around by reading this poem

Gymnast, by Topsy

I was a gymnast
A very hopeful gymnast
Why don't you try it?

I Willby Niah

I will be a lawyer
I will be heard
I will share my story
I will learn French, Spanish and sign language
I will learn to spell the whole dictionary.

My Sister, by Na'siya

I have a sister
She is younger
She is braver
I care for her
She is lovely she is wow
And I love her

I Am, by Ja'Naih

I am black
I am a basketball player
I am 7 years old
I am good
I am a writer
I am smiley
I am swimming
I am Nomaan’s friend
I am so good
I am old
Sometimes, I am bad
but mostly I smile.