Look at me now (student poetry)

By Arame Thiandoum

This year has been hard But i’m making it through

Although I may feel unmotivated I can be motivated too

I’ve grown in many ways I never thought I could

And i’ve learned many things I never thought I would

I have overcome many obstacle

But some I still have to overcome

I never thought I could do school virtually

But look at me now

I have been doing better than I ever have in school

But there is still some fixing I could do

Some people think of virtual school as a bad thing

But I see it as a chance

I have taken on more responsibilities

But it has taught me how to use my abilities

I’ve learned how to take time to myself

Look at me now

Even though I liked the old me

I am loving the new me!


Arame Thiandoum is a 9th grade student at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. Arame is deeply passionate about creative arts, spending time with friends, and finding joy. She can be reached at athiandoum@blsyw.org