I Want to Build a Better World Because

Jacqueline Mendoza

IB Lamar Academy (Allen, TX)

I want to build a better world because

Of people like my mom— a teacher with an endless heart and knowing eyes

Of people like my dad— glasses perched and silence as comforting as a blanket

 

I want to build a better world because

There should be logic and reason

There should be kindness and tolerance

 

I want to build a better world because

We should acknowledge our blessings and our differences

We should acknowledge where we are and where we still need to go

 

I want to build a better world because

Why should I—

Why should we be looked at as someone weird or wrong or displeasing?

 

I want to build a better world because

There is nothing more right than being oneself

 

I want to build a better tomorrow because

Change begins with one.