Isaiah and Isaiah and me (X and X and me post) by Isaiah Griffin-Sparrow

Two poems that I used to absolutely adore were “Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep” by Mary Elizabeth Frye and “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou.

I loved The first one because it was surreal. At a young age, I had trouble coping with death and this poem helped me do so. I interpreted the message of this poem to be that even when someone close to you dies they are still with you in spirit. The author chose to say that the dead person isn’t dead but many objects around the person that was alive. I think it’s an age-appropriate message for a young child.

The second one was very inspirational. I remember having to analyze this poem In middle school. It served as a confidence booster and taught many of us to take pride in our features, flaws, and success. It showed us to continue to push on even if someone continues to antagonize you. It was just very inspiring for young adults all around.

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