In my head all day
Alejandra de la Jara
In the morning
I hear the whispers
I hear 'em laugh
I hear the hurtful names
Sitting alone during lunch
Not having any touch.
In the hall
They mercilessly drop the words I fear
Fat, ugly, worthless. These are the words I hear.
Should I feel compassion for them?
I am constantly trying not to break
Where can I escape?
I am just an ordinary person
Do they want another version?
Why do I care about others' opinions?
I am one in a million
It’s my insecurities that end up hurting me.
Then one day,
I saw a peacock
Standing tall in front of a crowd
Beautiful and strong
He lets his feathers show
With a Confidence I desire to own.
To be one day the voice of those afraid to speak
Of those who they call weak
Compassion I must seek.
Alejandra de la Jara is a Senior at St. Augustine Preparatory School. She's the third
of 8 siblings. She enjoys painting crazy ideas that come to her mind, and loves
playing soccer with her team. Her favorite subject has always been history. She has
always helped in OP by giving all her love. She hopes one day to teach special
education to kids that don’t have the opportunity to have an education.