Gift | Teen Ink


March 1, 2021
By Acee SILVER, Lake In The Hills, Illinois
Acee SILVER, Lake In The Hills, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
Desmond Tutu 1931

That's what a name is

You gave it 

When you're little 

Miracle took 

Their first breath 

They can return it 

Maybe even exchange it 

For something 

That fits better

You couldn’t know who 

Your little miracle would 

Become so the 

Gift you gave 

May not fit them

The author's comments:

This poem was written out of frustration. I have to explain and remind people that my name is not the one on my birth certificate. Without my parent's approval of my gender identity making my name clear to others is difficult. 

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Afra ELITE said...
on Feb. 7 2022 at 7:28 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
104 articles 7 photos 1814 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

@Acee, I like this poem and I could feel your frustration throughout it...I personally know a lot of people who literally hate their names and they'll be more than glad to read your poem!!!☆☆☆