Words to inspire

 

Ali wrote the following poems as an 8th grade student at Leawood Middle School. Even at 14 years old, Ali's most inspiring characteristics shined bright. Her poems exemplify grace, wisdom beyond age and a compassion that serves as the quiet power the world could use a little more of.

 

 

Love and Hate

 

If love is a dream, then I hope not to wake
If love is confusion, let my mind shake
If love is the sun, let it burn on
And if love is God, let Him rule long
If love is a fairy tale, do let me see
And if love is a person, please let it be me!
IF HATE IS A FIRE, GIVE ME A POOL
IF HATE IS A TRICK, I HOPE I AM NOT FOOLED
IF HATE IS A RHYTHM, I'LL BREAK THE BEAT
IF HATE IS A STORY, I'LL CLOSE THE BOOK
IF HATE IS A VISION, I JUST WON'T LOOK
IF HATE IS A POWER, I AM STRONGER THAN HE
AND IF HATE IS A PERSON, I PRAY IT'S NOT ME!
© 2005

 

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Wish List

 

I wish I was there, in a wonderful place,
where no one knows the word "race"
I wish I was there, in a wonderful place,
where no one knows the word "hate"
I wish I was there, in a wonderful place,
where no one knows the word "hurt"
But most of all,
I wish I was there, in a wonderful place,
where everyone knows the word
"love"
© 2005

 

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I Remember

 

I remember your smile
Offering light like rays of sunshine brightening up my day
With your warm, gentle touch of unconditional love.
Guiding the way through tough times
Laughing and smiling
During those endless afternoons over lunch and your wisdom.
Your advice always guided me through
And you could never keep up with all of the new gossip
Laughing and smiling
All in the warmth of your arms, it seemed like utopia
All the happiness. All the joy
No worries or cares in the world
I remember your trust
Every secret. Every dream
We shared as one
I remember the happiness and love you brought to my world,
Thanks, Mom!
© 2005

 

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True Friends

 

A true friend listens to what you say
Life's a sculpture, friends are clay
Friends are notes to life's great song
A melody that carries you along
Whether it's joy or fear
Whenever life is hard, they're near
In a world of darkness, friends are light
So thank your lucky stars tonight
When life gets hard and goals seem far
It's then you'll know who your true friends are
© 2005

 

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