For Children

Lara Thain

Point of View

7th & 8th Grade Poetry Honorable Mention

They say I’m pessimistic;
I say I’m realistic.
They say I’m stubborn;
I say I’m determined.
They say I’m cold;
I say I’m serious.
They say I’m too quiet;
I say I’m a good observer.
They say I’m anti-social;
I say I’m selective.
They say I’m bossy;
I say I’m opinionated.
They say I’m emotional;
I say I have empathy.
They say, “Look on the bright side.”
I say, “Why don’t you?”