Poem: Mi Barrio
by Keila Gomez, age 16
Mi barrio, a place that defines the person that I am. Mi barrio where I am from. The place that defines the way I talk, the way I walk and the way I think. My neighborhood that made me tough, the neighborhood that taught me to not let sticks or stones break my bones. Mi barrio that taught me of love and family. My place that was in my comfort zone and I was in my comfort zone with those around me. Mi barrio where I ran up and down throughout my childhood. My neighborhood that taught me of self value and humbleness. Mi barrio who knows where I come from and what I am about. Mi barrio where I learned how to be myself. My neighborhood where I grew up in. Mi barrio where I learned to be respectful and kind. Mi barrio, a place that defines the person that I am.