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I am painting my self-portrait
For this work I have chosen the colors of blue,
Yellow, and orange
The blue stands for my pride,
The green for my love
And the purple for my personality
The background of my self portrait
Will have flowers
Because my life has been blessed

In my self-portrait
I will be holding a book
Because graduation is the most important thing in my life

In my self-portrait
My eyes will look like diamonds
When people see my self-portrait
I think they will say
“Looking good, you can do more than you got.”
I would like to give my self-portrait to my brother
Because he appreciates me
The title of my self-portrait will be
“Peace and Love Rapping Show of Dancing”

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Micah McKinley

Micah McKinley is a writer incarcerated in California. He is originally from Africa.