Hands were meant for holding
For making memories and a difference in the world
We must use our hands for good and not evil
Our hands are a privilege
People can do great things with their hands
A doctor uses his hands to make the medicine that helps to cure us
An inventor makes new creations that helps in our everyday lives
So why can’t the average person do the same
I’m not saying you have to go out and invent a crazy gizmo
But why not try
Make our world a better place
After all our hands were meant for making a difference


Suaad is in the sixth grade at String Theory Performing Arts Charter School in Philadelphia. Her favorite color is purple, and she wants to be a writer when she grows up. More of her poetry can be found in the Spring 2014 Mighty Writers issue of Philadelphia Stories.