Kids Can Be Cruel But You Never Were

I cannot believe

how unkind I was as a child

in dance class I was jealous of a girl

with pretty red hair and freckles

and Simon I tried to control

and I tried to scare Jessica

(I still find myself doing so)

and I feel awful for being such an awful person

but here's the deal

adults would so often come up to me 

and tell me I was the kindest child they knew

it makes no sense

I see my past self as awful

but as I age and have developed a voice of my own

adults reminisce saying

"Oh remember when you were a child-

you were so nice back then!"

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