He Who Held the World
By: Iona M.
Growing Up In A Poor Town
The little money that the town made came from importing goods on the river
Prices were very cheap but not often visited
where my dad and his frriends would hang out by
My dad, sister and me
Eating at a restaurant for lunch
At a concert with family friends
My dad and I at the Edinburgh carnival
We just got off a rollercoaster and are struggling to recover our balance
A hero is someone who creates such a positive impact on someone else's life due to their selflessness and being able to inspire them in a positive and forceful way. They do not concern themselves with what others think and look out for the greater good. They are strong, powerful and inspiring.
Her name is Aretha Franklin and she is my untouchable hero.
When I first heard her voice at a young age, I instantaneously gravitated towards her. She moved me and I felt so happy listening to her songs. As a young immigrant in America it was tough considering we had barely anything. I often felt sad and lonely going through the financial struggles and all of the family struggles that we went through.
Aretha Franklin went through a lot of the same struggles that I did and sung in such a beautifully candid way. Through her music she taught me to try to be as straightforward and honest as possible, and to push through all of the tough times and work hard because things will get better if you make them get better. She is strong and determined. Aretha Franklin is a true hero.