The Palisadian-Post has partnered with Paul Revere Charter Middle School to highlight a series of pieces from its 2021 Literary Anthology. The following piece, penned by Miles Bryant, originally appeared in the Poetry section of the anthology, released in spring, and has been reprinted here with permission.
My dad thinks my name means “Fun-loving and determined kid.”
My mom thinks my name means “Free-minded video game nerd.”
My babysitter thinks my name means “Energetic yet calm task completer.”
My pet cat thinks my name means “Terrifying yet loving.”
My best friend thinks my name means “Happy-go-lucky kid who knows how to have fun.”
My history teacher thinks my name means “A cheery-minded active learner”
My neighbor thinks my name means “That goofy kid across the street.”
My math teacher thinks my name means “Happy kid that tries his best.”
My long-time friend thinks my name means “A great friend who can be a bit picky at times.”
These are all true. There are some things that they left out however.
I feel my name means “The kid that likes to make epic fight scenes out of Lego” or “Kid who is good at puzzles.” I also think that my name means “A good time manager” or “Kid who will eat pretty much anything” and in rare cases my name means “Kid who’s eager to do work.” This whole list plus a few more things is what my name means.
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