Self Portrait

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Self Portrait
by Sam (age 15)

I am painting my self-portrait.

For this work I have chosen
the colors, red, blue, and black.

The red is for my strength
that kept me going
through years of pain.

The blue is for the sadness
and cold hearts I have seen.

The black is for the darkness
and seclusion of where I reside.

The background is slightly
overcast because the sun
will break through soon.

In my hands will be the world
because I am committed to change it.

My eyes will be bright like
the stars in the sky.

When they see my self-portrait
I think they will say
I am resilient and strong.

I will give this self-portrait
to those who love, to show
their work wasn’t in vain.

The title of this portrait
will be, “The Greatness That Is,
and The Greatness That Will Be.”

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