Amazing Kids! Magazine

To Me, From Me

By Jenna Weingarten, age 16, New Jersey


How can I write a sonnet to myself?
Should I speak of brown hair or of green eyes?
But I’m who I am—not anything else.
Simply covered in a physical guise.

So how must I describe myself to you?
Should I say I am funny? Perfect? Smart?
Those are just words—meaningless, it is true.
How can they possibly explain my heart?

Don’t misunderstand: Words have their uses.
But, hark, I pray thee; keep your ears open.
Hear the meaning in the floods of muses.
To find truth in those hastily spoken.

And then you’ll know I’m unique, can’t you see?
One hundred percent absolutely me.