rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelutionary: A Poem

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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.


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About the author

Hannah Corey

is an 18-year-old college graduate and published author. She is a swim instructor, tutor, and looks to writing and teaching as a career. She was an editor for the Tidepools 2019 issue and designed books as an intern at Thinking Tree Books, also writing poetry for both companies. She hopes to use her writing skills to share what she learns from studying the Bible and rich theology.

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rebelling against low expectations

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