School/Facility: Cypress School @ Okeechobee
Teachers: Hope Sheppard & John Russ
I would love to give my brain a round of applause.
For looking good on the outside when my insides were flawed.
When I was fighting to survive but tempted to die.
Held onto my faith and kept my head held high.
For keeping my legs walking, when my knees went weak.
For bringing me out the dark, when I was in too deep.
Pushing me in the mirror saying “dang you look good.”
Pushing me to do the things I thought I never could.
An applause to my mind for being so strong.
For keeping my perseverance when things went wrong.
For accepting that I have to think before I act.
Remembering to look forward, don’t look back!
For keeping things in lord knows that shouldn’t be said.
You tucked them neatly away, now they live in that bed.
For making me realize I’m not here on my own.
I lose you sometimes now you’re here back home.
Last applause goes to my heart that’s been cut, broken, and hurt.
Surprisingly your still beating after being on this earth.
For loving everyone yes all Gods people.
No matter race, sex, past heart you still love them equal.
For not shedding a tear when nobody ever liked you.
Love, my brain and my mind want to thank you more than I do.
This is for my heart, my mind, and my clever little brain.
Even though our connection is through blood, bone, and veins.
No matter what we go through we will never fall.
Maybe someday you’ll realize how much you mean to us all.
Your body is your temple, yes a beautiful work of art.
But what good is your body without your
Mind, brain, and heart?