Older and Older

Right when I turned one 

My life had just begun 

Started doing things I had never before done 


Started getting older and older 

As my birthdays became colder 

So much has happened, I can’t even lie 

But my heart gets stronger each day that goes by 


I’m getting older and older 

And everyday bolder 

I know I can handle 

Everything this world has put on my shoulders

Kayla Oliva is 12 years old. She enjoys softball, taking dance classes, hanging out with family and friends, and putting her thoughts to paper. She won the Young Authors Award and was published multiple times. Her motto is “always be the reason someone smiles today.”