rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelutionary: A Poem


I am rebelling against low expectations.

Breaking down the social “foundations”.

Changing adolescent definitions,

To be bold and strong and brave.

Striving for excellence every day.

Setting examples, promoting change.


I am learning, I am growing

I am reading more and knowing

I am more than ever showing.


I am seventeen and, yes, it’s scary,

But I am a Rebelutionary.

My fear has not been taken–

Yet my faith in God’s awakened.

About the author

Hannah Corey

is a 17-year-old college student who is working toward her AA Degree in Honors. She is a Swim Instructor and Tutor and hopes to impact the world with her writing. She has written poetry for Tidepools Magazine and The Thinking Tree Books and aims to publish a novel someday.

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →