Hey Root Family, meet the 1st Place Winner of our Spring 2018 Poetry Contest!
Topic: Fresh Starts and Second Chances.
About me : I've only been in Arizona for a year, originally from California! I'm 21 years old. In my free time I write or paint. I'm currently working on my very first look book! It will be hand painted thrifted items!
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/lil.noodlehead/
Read Makayla's 1st Place Poem Scoring 61/75
How can I succeed in a community filled with poverty ? With these thoughts and voices in my head attacking me ?
I take a hit, just one so I could see the sun.
Sometimes I hope for this life to be done, in matter of fact
can I still go to heaven if I kill myself ?
thinking of those that I hold dear
Who would only feel despair if I were to end it here.
can I still go to heaven if I kill myself?
What will they think ? Will they say that I was weak? thinking of everything I fear,
I know my time can not end here .
These thoughts and voices in my head attacking me are just distracting me from becoming who I was meant to be.
A queen with good energy who wears her scars as if they were an accessory
I hope if you step to me , you will see that this is my second chance and it will not be the death of me.
- Makayla Nunn
Makayla will receive a Free I Am Root Tshirt and gift bag for her hard work and support of the Rooted Minds Blog.
Stay tuned for the Summer Poetry Contest, submissions will open in late June.