what i beliveI belive in God and evalution.I belive in the Bible and the Qur'an.I belive in Christmas and the New World.I belive there is good in each of usno matter who weare or what we belive in.I belive in the words of my grandfather.I belive in the city and the Souththe past and the present.I belive in Black people and White people coming together.I belive in nonviolence and Power to the People.I belive in my little brother's pale skin and my own dark brown.I belivein my sister's brilliance and the too-easy books I love to read.I belive in my mother on a bus and Black people refusing to ride.I belive in good friends and good food.I belive in johnny pumps and jump ropes,Malcolm and Martin, Buckeyes and Birmingham,writing and listening, bad words and good words-I belive in Brooklyn!I belive in one day and someday and this perfect moment called Now.
This poem stood out to me because it talks about beliving in various things that Jaquelin belives in, although some of them directly contridict each other, that have formed her opinion and who she is today. I can connect to this poem because it shows that you can have your own opinion that holds different parts of other people's opinions, but it can still be your own. It also shows different sides to the world and it shows different outlooks. I like how it talks about belife in 'a wonderful place called Now' because I see that as saying that although the past and future are important, you sometimes have to slow down and recognise the beauty of what's around you. Over all, I found it moving that Jacquelin is so open to new input, and understands different points of vew. I thing that this is important if you want to be a writer, so that you can connect with your readers on a more personaly level.