By the time you read this, you will be writing this.
Consider this an inspirational reminder.
Once upon a time, there was me
Small, creative, loving, and free; and only occasionally annoying
But when it came to people I felt a dark cloud wash over me
The more I pay attention the more it felt like a sea of despair
Hard to get rid of so I left it there
Still unaware it would manifest
Into something greater and more disastrous.
Joined a school
And the clouds were lifted
They were beautiful
Yeah, the talented and “gifted.”
But I was not gifted
I was just another face in the crowd
Thrown in the deep end
Their voices were loud and demanded to be heard
Not a word would be said by the quiet girl in the deep end.
I started hating life and convinced myself to stop living
It seemed unfair how I was so unforgiving
Towards myself and nobody else
Never intending to cry for help
I created a statement:
It takes a certain amount of strength to recognize your flaws
and an even greater amount to conquer them
It is my recognition and testament against
Self-loathing and unknowing
Of what my, or anyone’s self worth really is.
What I went through is not just me
It's my family and community
It is all of us until the very end
Because something we fail to realize
Is that we all just need a reason.
A will to live and serve a purpose for the greater good.
Because if you don't, there wouldn't be any more you's that would.
I am a human being.
My own inspiration.