Volume 2: Issue 2
By: Salma, age 11, CA
Open a book
And you will find
People can be kind.
Open a book
And you can be
Anything you want to be.
Open your eyes
And you will see
Red lights and sidewalks.
There are people here to stay and help you.
My name is Kemet, and I am a woman who lives in Charlotte, NC. I love your poem and how you expressed the love you have for traveling through a book that will take you away to other places and imagined the freedom to be and do all that you want.
Salma, know that you have the ability to do whatever you decide to do and be whomever you decide to be outside of the books.
Always remember that knowledge is not power, applied knowledge is power. Whatever you are wanting and willing to learn, and doing that which you learn, it will take you very far. Never stop writing, being creative, and dreaming.
Keep applying yourself to that which you love and grow and blossom. There is no ceiling or horizon; you can go as far and as high as you want in your life.
You have such great talent in your writing. Keep using it to inspire others, and if you wish, let it take you to places you never thought you’d go.
Salma, you can do anything your heart desires by learning and using that knowledge.
You’re an inspiration that will continue to bloom wherever you are!
Kemet, agent at NY Life Insurance Company, Charlotte, NC