I don’t know about you, but I spent my childhood excited about any time I was allowed to spend alone at home. Especially as a teen, I waited until my parents said they were going out to enjoy my individuality. As teens, some of us threw parties, others just relished in their ability for freedom and autonomy. Everything that fell into place was ergonomically correct…
Each scar, each bruise
Was not in vain
I won’t let the world get me down!
I’m tired of losing my crown!
Why am I always running away?
Quit looking at yourself
With such disdain–
Letting others find flaws
To increase the pain.
Every yesterday is a day you can never change.
We are all here
For a purpose
Slipping into Uncertainty
I choke on Broken pieces Of yesterday
Is what we all desire
The muse that sets
Your heart on Fire
Stop all that unnecessary chatter
Insist on today
Being the day you
My mind yells at me–
My heart whispers
Life isn’t always
what it seems,
So don’t fill your vessel
With broken dreams.
It all seems clear–
Not black nor white.
It all seems more ethical–
Not wrong nor right.
Who would have thought that I would be Doing what I’ve never done before?
Going places I’ve never gone?
Today I’m going to live my life my way!
I’m going to laugh, sing, jump, and play!
I never want to go down that road again–
One that leaves me wondering who I am.
Feeling optimistic about my day–
So many things I want to say!
How many times must I make mistakes
Before I move on, grow, and take chances?
Inspiration comes from within, but
Sometimes it’s difficult to arouse.
Who are you to disagree
With the things that make me…ME?
They said, “You don’t have talent!
You’re not good enough to try!”
They said, “You’re fat and stupid,
And you’re living a big fat lie!”
I’m lying in the present while nightmares of my past
Come gripping at my soul – my future overcast.
Tell me what’s it’s like to live a life in pain,
And I’ll show you how to smile while dancing in the rain.