Featured in the 2022 Spring Issue of Rambunctious
Life By Kanay Young-Williams, '25 I just feel so misunderstood If I could go back in time I would. I just want to make my family proud and put a smile on my mom and dad’s face. I just want 5 minutes of their time to tell what I have to say without no arguing and fussing. Is that too hard to ask for? But sometimes I feel so broken down and my heart cannot be fixed. I feel that life isn’t worth living because of all the pain I felt. Sometimes I wish that the world can change and someone could put an end to racism but that’s not going to change. I wish that my color doesn’t define me as a human being And the world doesn’t only see race But they seen the real me Is that too much to ask for? Do you know what it is like to feel like you don’t belong And constantly being judged by the way you talk or dress Or to feel like nobody there for you especially when you at your worst Or to feel there’s no one to turn to when you’re hurting? Imagine going through life feeling this way everyday because I feel this way everyday. I just feel so misunderstood.