By Ariana Figueroa, junior reporter
Ms Laverda’s 9th grade English class wrote about what America means to them. Students were assigned to write a poem or writing piece about their view on our country. Freshman, Sasha Romero wrote the poem above expressing her thoughts.
What inspired you to write about this topic?
“I wanted to write about how people view the world. That society dictates what is acceptable, it wants to make us look a certain way.”
Did any specific event inspire you?
“Well, I used to get bullied a lot when I was younger. But now I realized to not care about what people say about me.”
How do you think this piece will affect other readers?
“ I hope that it will make people realize that it doesn’t matter what people say to just be themselves and to be proud of who you are.”
Society creates an image
Of what we are supposed to be.
How we need to look
How we need to act
And who we are supposed to be attracted to
For society to accept us.
The people that we see on TV
Are skinny and perfect girls.
And so many ads
For diets, gyms, and make up
Society says we need to be something we are not
We are supposed to be so skinny and perfect
And we need to wear make up all the time
Just to look pretty
The society that we live in and listen to
Tells us that we need to wear certain things
And we need to be attracted to certain people.
Girls are told they need to like boys
And boys are told they need to like girls.
We are treated differently based on our race, religion, and sexuality.
A rapper known as Logic once said,
“I believe that we are all born equal
But we are not treated equally.”
And I agree with him
And it is the horrible things that some people do to others
Based on their race, religion, and sexuality
Based on society’s image for us
That believe that we are all beautiful
And that we can change all the hate in the world
By changing society’s image