By Ayanna Bailey
This poem not only shows my growth as a person but also as a writer. As a young adult I have gotten to understand how precious time is and why I should progress as time goes on.
Time is the entity that waits for no one Fleeting and changing constantly Creating beautiful allusions, And trapping you easily The moments you wished would never end Like your first kiss under the lonely silver disc Are now so memories deep within That remembering it is too much of a risk But time, no matter how painful Has taught you how to rise That no task is too hard to handle And determination leads to your long awaited sunrise Be proud of your accomplishments because it was earned And thank time for all of the things that you have learned
Ayanna Bailey is a class of 2017 mentee alum from Brooklyn, NY.