Phillis Wheatley is from
writing poems to George Washington
and being freed from slavery in 1778.
Phillis is from being the first African-American woman
to publish a book.
Phillis is from West Africa to Boston,
where she learned to read and write.
Phillis is from her husband, John Peters,
and her daughter and son.
Phillis Wheatley is from being kidnapped
and being a slave.
She was as lonely as a male arctic fox
after a female pregnancy.
She is from being hated on because she was
African-American and a woman poet.
Phillis is from success
and twenty-eight poems by the age of eighteen.
Phillis is from writing poems and having a family.
Phillis is from inspiring others.
Phillis was brave like a daredevil.
I wonder if you can be, too.