I am African
That is the continent of my ancestors.
I am Nigerian
That is the country of my parents.
I am American
That is the land I was conceived and birthed.
I am my father's son
His wisdom guides me every day.
I am my mother's offspring
Her love makes me want to be.
I am my brothers' sibling
They helped me in my time of need.
I am my uncle's nephew
I owe him my college education.
I am my aunties' apprentice
They taught me to cook.
I am my grandparents' descendant
I owe them my name.
I am my teachers' student
I practice what they taught me.
I am my friends' admirer
I owe them many great opportunities.
I am a product of my environment
I am a product of my past.
I am thankful
To those who paved the way before me.
I am grateful
To those who give me inspiration.
I am thrilled
To be able to learn and progress each day.
I am not Self Made!