This is Who I Am

A poem by Sara-Jane Béliveau (April 6, 1995 – May 17, 2019)

this is who I am this is who I am

By Sara-Jane Béliveau

This is who I am

I am a twelve year old girl

I often like to be alone

I am independent

Sometimes I’m told that I look gothic

I feel this isn’t true

I only wear black because I like the color

not because I’m depressed

I often feel that people misinterpret me no matter how clear I make things

When I am alone I will sometimes sit in the same place for hours lost in my imagination

I often like to be alone near my favorite tree sitting on the grass feeling the wind in my face and the sun on my back

I’m often not aware of what time it is or where I am when exploring my own universe unaware of my surroundings until I am jolted back to the same place under my tree where I had resided not long ago lost in daydreams 

I love to talk and laugh 

I often can’t stop

At home I often don’t have much to say unless I’m yelling at everyone

This is who I am and I don’t plan on changing any time soon 


Sara-Jane Béliveau (April 6. 1995 – May 17, 2019)


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