2021-2022, Poem


Featured in the 2022 Spring Issue of Rambunctious

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
Imagine going through life feeling this way
because I feel this way everyday.
I just feel so misunderstood.