This flower needs rain and sunshine.
Underneath the soil, seeds begin to grow and sprout.
Loving speech, hands to care,
I see colors everywhere. Purple, yellow, red, and orange.
People stop and stare at my flowers so dear.

''Anne Mingo has lived in Brooklyn for over 25 years and has studied at the Brooklyn Public Library’s New Lots Adult Learning Center with Nicolas Simon since 2015. She writes, “My journey has not been easy, but it is getting better. I have faith in God, who has been on my side for my entire journey, and I have faith that He will continue to be by my side when I get my GED.”