What Makes Strength

Being the biggest is not strength
Strength comes from within
Pride does not make someone have strength
No one has power over anyone else
We are all equal
So how is it that people think they are much better than others
Although they may be physically stronger than you
They aren’t mentally
Why, because you weren’t the person to do wrong
That’s strength
Having the courage to be you
And the ability to except others
Show strength and not be a bully


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.