Kgosi M. 9th, South Africa
I grew up in Soweto under bad financial circumstances.
I would watch my friends eat while crying on the inside because of hunger.
Will I sleep while crying? Will these circumstances change?
Asking myself questions not knowing the answers to.
That, was when my pen and paper met, and I made them dance.
Not to a known tune, but to a rhythm I created from scratch.
I did not have to do research on my craft, I just crafted it myself from the onset
The problem then became that I had to be studying or doing homework at that time.
But I was still putting together two, three stories.
I tried to distance myself from the pen,
But then I realized that having something so typical but yet special is actually a blessing in my life
I did not choose this life,
But what I am choosing is writing so I can showcase to the world my talent, writing so I can send messages of encouragement, joy and life lessons to the whole world.
Students 6th-12th Grades