Half Moon Bay High students

Juan A., Jazmin F., Sara G., Deirdre J., Mikaela S., Aidan T., Isabel V., Dylan W. were coastside residents and attended Half Moon Bay High School.

Poem on Belonging

HALF MOON BAY HIGH POEM

I could not tell you what this poem means.
I like to think that I’m present, when there’s nobody there
Self is a construct I am rebuilding.

The grass held all the words she wished she could say
Her mind held a sun, a moon, stars.
I could not tell you what this poem means.

I tend to think I’m dandy, when I’m uneasy and scared 
I come to you with nothing yet you see past the fabrications
Self is a construct I am rebuilding.

The color of my skin, a prerequisite
People don’t understand they live in a candy coated world here
I could not tell you what this poem means.

Two halves of whole diminished by foe 
Sometimes I feel like nothing at all
Self is a construct I am rebuilding.

She’ll run through life as her own tour guide.
To wake for change, to sleep to start again tomorrow
I could not tell you what this poem means.
Self is a construct I am rebuilding.

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