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The Writers Page: I Am

I Am
By Amanda Sears

I did not grow up in one town
I did not graduate high school with friends I started kindergarten
I did not have a neighborhood
I did not have people in town that called me by name
I did not grow up in the same town my mother or father grew up in
I did not have the nostalgic, small town childhood of the movies and in books

Do not feel sorry for me…

I do know how a smile can break the ice on a first day at a new school
I do know how to adapt to new situations
I do know I can be alone without losing my mind
I do know I have visited and seen places others only dream of
I do know that I can make it anywhere
I do know that my family will be there for me every day of my life

Do not feel Glad for me…

I did not lose a parent growing up
I did not suffer from a disease
I did not lose a limb or become debilitated in any physical manner
I did not endure child abuse of any kind

Do not feel Glad for me…

I did go to 5 high schools in 4 years
I did live in 21 different homes during my years through graduation
I did leave my friends behind time after time
I did feel unlucky

Do not feel sorry for me…

I am a good, loyal friend
I am worldly in knowledge and trusting in humanity
I am a better person for all that I have known
I may not have roots; but I have wings

I am Me