Staying in love, a pain
Being loved, a pain
Loving what’s discarded, a shame
Helping who’s discarded, a shame
Being discarded, a shame
Working hard to better myself, selfishness
Trying to help myself, selfishness
Speaking up for myself, selfishness
I stay quiet.
Shabnam Ahmed is from Bowie, MD and attends the University of Maryland, College Park. She serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the University of Maryland Student Government Association. She is a junior Global Public Health & Development major with a minor in Spanish. She is very involved with the Maryland LEAD Program and Alternative Breaks. She is also a Trip Leader for the Adventure Program, and is the President and Co-Founder of the organization Moneythink. She is also a part of the Beyond the Classroom Program, Jimenez-Porters Writers House, and is a College Park International Studies Scholars student.