So tonight my daughter graduated the eight grade!! It was a lovely and LONG ceremony as the teachers created a poem for each student and read them out-loud. This is my daughter’s poem.


Thinker, believer, giver, leader

a power so great, apply it to be an achiever.

Not afraid to speak your mind,

use your voice for the good of humankind.

Individuality, personality,

a style with impact.

Hair that make a statement,

opinions made of passion.


Rebellious, mischievious, inari fiend,

stand by your beliefs,

cultivate compassion for all beings.

Soft heart, comforting embrace,

shank a man for threatening your space.

Humanitarian, lover of life,

willing to fight for all that you prize.

Go off into the world,

show up,

open your eyes.