I was aware that life was tough
I believed some people exaggerated the truth
Here and then though, you face the truth
My first semester at college was troublesome
I felt myself slipping from what I thought was myself
Friends were busy, and it’s hard opening up to family
All I had was myself, my mind and thoughts, trapped in a room
It was easy to feel alone especially when those around me made me feel that way
Growing up, I was told and taught to be tough
But alone, I felt far from that
Why do we have to be so tough?
Why do we have to build walls?
It is okay to feel, despite what others say
Coming home for the weekend
It was becoming harder and harder to remain quiet
Being told “you’re just a kid” was difficult to intake
So what if I’m “just a kid”?
I have my own mind and thoughts, feelings and ideas
Being told “you have to grow up”
Because I thought I was “just a kid”?
The contradictions or truth?
People will take advantage of you
That was the hardest pill to swallow
Thank you for showing me that truth
Tired of making excuses for your actions
No matter what I do , that won’t change you
Your intentions were set before we met
I am grateful for it all
Life is hard, but we don’t have to let it consume us
This is part of growing up
Putting in the right energy to handle what you’re going through
Thank you for the experiences
Thank you for the truth