Dear myself four years prior,
a time oh so dire.
Acceptance and status
If I could turn back the clock-
do it all over again,
here is what I suggest to thee.
the people you know,
the thoughts others share
These things seem other-wordly,
the water to life,
but in reality are gum on a shoe.
In a place full of judgement, of anger,
resentment, the words of others can sting.
“Annoying, strange, overly-peppy”
meaningless opinions others sing.
The friendships you make,
comrades who surround you,
should do nothing but bring smiles.
Ignore all the judgement,
be true to yourself,
the real companions
will suddenly show.
Embrace change- be different,
daring, delightful. Do NOT follow
machine-like patterns of your peers.
Make your own path,
and step to a new beat,
and own who you are,
and never accept defeat.
Four years goes by quickly,
you become a mere flash-
an uncomfortable yearbook image
for future children to bash.
Make no enemies
wish no ill will,
but always fight for your values.
Love myself from the present,
a time rather un-dire.
Friendships and individuality