A Poem For My “Cousin’s” 18th Birthday

Dear Jazmine,

By Briahna DeAnda

Jazmine,

You are my cousin

Not by blood

But by heart

Jazmine,

You are beautiful

You outshine

All others

Jazmine,

You are strong

I see your resilience

In everything you do

Jazmine,

You are loved

By your family

Of blood and of heart

Jazmine,

You are an adult now

Ready to take on the world

I trust you’ll change it for better

Jazmine,

You must never forget

That things will always get better

If you keep on keeping on

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