If only I were not so small,
If I could just dazzle the world with my sharpened blood.
Let me be as big as the ocean
Let me be the stars, let me be the galaxy
Let me be enough.
I want to be as gentle as a stream after rain, but as powerful as a war ship.
I want to build temples and paint the skyline with mountains
I want to carve clouds into the sky and arrange stars like christmas lights
Make me a tree with endless fruit that can give to all the hungry
Make me an oak table that can support a family
Make me a library filled with books so that I can teach a village.
Make me a fire, make me a storm, make me a field
but please oh please don’t let me be so small
Roni Farkash is currently a junior at de Toledo High School. This poem “Small” is his first public poetry submission and it placed among our judges top choices in the recent Teen Media Expo. Besides writing, Roni is very active on his school’s speech and debate teams and loves to draw and paint. “I wish I could say I also play soccer or volleyball or any other sport, but I have the athletic capabilities of a stick, so my hobbies are limited to the more nonactive types.” — Roni