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Alex Y
October 20, 2021 5:24 am

Christian,
Thank you for your writing! I especially loved the poem format. I think it helps communicate that your separate identities still make up the person who you are. I am specifically interested in the part about your ears. I think you did a great job of showing your mother’s love for you through a story from your life. Were there any other meanings from this section that I missed? I also liked your use of bolded words to draw attention to your identities becoming YOU and that it was important. Thanks again for your writing!

October 6, 2021 12:45 am

Dear Christian,
 
I am inspired by your poem, ¨This Is My Body¨ because you explain very well how growing up with different influences and the environment we´re in can teach us lessons. Also how these lessons will sooner or later shape the way we are once we get older.
 
Two sentences that stood out to me was ¨THIS IS MY BODY¨, this quote stood out to me because even though we are influenced we still have to maintain that individuality within ourselves and decide on who we are on our own. Another quote that stood out to me was ¨The moral of the story is my mom ends up becoming My dad’s ¨wife¨.¨ This stood out to me because we go through some traumatic experiences in our lifetime especially at home, seeing unnecessary events can lead us down a path of unhappiness or we will have to surpass them and become a better person than the only influences we have.
 
Thank you for writing this poem. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future because it seems to connect to many of those who have different experiences growing up.

October 4, 2021 4:21 am

Dear, Christian.
Your poem, “This Is My Body Poem,” surprises me because it demonstrates how everyone is lovely in their own way. And that what matters is how we see ourselves from our own perspective, not what other people think of us.
“No matter what people say or do to make me feel useless, I will always know that only I can know what my body is, and it is worth it and important,” you wrote. I think this is great because I believe it is something that not only I, but also you and other people, should remember. Although it is obvious that it is sometimes easier said than done.
Thank you for taking the time to write. I’m excited to see what you write next since I know you’ll have more intriguing things to say based on this poetry. And I hope you keep writing lovely poems.
-Fernando

October 4, 2021 3:41 am

Dear Christian,
I am astonished by your post, “This Is My Body Poem,” because it tells me how everyone is beautiful in their own way. And that peoples opinions about us are not important what’s important is how we see ourselves from our own point of view.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ” No matter what people say or do to make me feel worthless I will always know that only I can know what my body is and it is worth it and it is important.” I think this is beautiful because I feel like not only me but you and other people need to remember that. Although it is understandable that it’s easier to be said than done sometimes.

Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because based off of this poem I know you’ll have more interesting things to say. And hopefully you continue to write nice poems:))

-Sophia

September 29, 2021 8:33 pm

Christian, this was a beautiful poem. As a guy, I respect the fact that you’re able to talk about your body without feeling insecure. My favorite line was “This is my body, my body is important, no matter what people say or do to make me feel worthless.” Keep your head up king you are worth it. I’m looking forward to more posts on poems. This is a spoken word poem also speaking about the body. (1387) Ken Doll || A Male Body Image Spoken Word Poem – mikaelmmelo – YouTube

September 24, 2021 7:30 pm

Wow this was great! I think that this line “My body is made of skin that is pale but this does not mean I am white” For a lot of Hispanics they feel as if their identity is erased simply because of their skin color. It’s important to understand Hispanics come in all colors!

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