I Am Poem
I am proud after dance practice,
I am sweating after non-stop conditioning,
I am the sore feet from dancing for hours,
I am proud to have come this far in dance.
I am jumping up and down, warming up my muscles,
I am lacing up my shoes, my hands working miracles,
I am having my dressed zipped up, my hair getting fixed, and pinning on my number card,
I am lining up on the stage, taking one more deep breath before the music starts.
I am spinning, smiling, as I dance my way through the music.
I am the emotions that are inside of me,
I feel pain of my sore muscles,
I feel happiness when I known I have danced my best,
I feel proud to have recalled at a big competition,
I feel brave and strong as I step on to the stage.
Maeve Tran lives in Marin County with her mom, dad, two older sisters and grandmother. She is an incoming 7th Grader at Mark Day School.