Change

From then to now

Oh, how have things changed

I’m no longer innocent,

Yet I’m no longer in pain

 

That girl in middle school

Might have seen me as lame

I don’t have as many friends

But much I have gained

 

I know things now

About people without loyalties

About what I want from life

About my own priorities

 

That girl then

Just wanted to please

But not everyone can be happy

And so I have come to see

 

That growing up means leaving behind

Things you once treasured

And finding yourself

And new ways to measure 

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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