Wrapped In Red
By Princesa Santos
In my poem, I explore themes of self identity and purpose through the eyes of the mythological character of Persephone. “Wrapped In Red” goes through Persephone’s memories of a simple decision that altered her future.
Lost I was. Alone I felt. Taken without conception, I had no recollection. What was my life? My purpose? Maybe it was to be a porter, rended beyond its borders. Or a caretaker forgotten, to also be taken care of. But was this all I was made for? It couldn’t be, can’t. I must’ve been made for more, than just this. I give, share have no possession. But when it comes to me there’s only pain, deception. Beauty is fallacy, its presence wrapped in red. The truth revealed after a bite. And my long last freedom is lost every winter’s night.
Princesa Santos is passionate teenage girl who loves writing, learning and challenges. When she was 9 years old, she came to New York City and her world was turned upside down. She had to re-learn how to speak and write in English. She had been living in Mexico for so long that she completely forgot everything she knew about English. Writing allows her to express her emotion, creativity and opinions. It’s also a way to help her calm down and face everyday challenges. Princesa joined Girls Write Now because she’s passionate about writing and there’s always room to improve!