A year ago, / I would've smiled. / I would've nodded along / and said all was fine.
A year ago, / I would've cried / from laughing too hard / and trying too much.
A year ago, / none of the people I met / or the friends that I have / were in my life.
A year ago, / I was bullied, / I hated life, / And I wanted out
A year ago, / I was Cinderella, / too unhappy to make a change / and a slave to my family.
A year ago, / I was still a child, / fumbling through life / and making mistakes
Now, / I speak my mind / and tell you my thoughts / and make known my feelings.
Now, / I cry from sadness / and genuinely laugh / and try my best.
Now, / I am best friends with people / I never would've guessed / I would ever talk to.
Now, / I've moved out. / I've made it. / I'm happy.
Now, / I'm headstrong. / I have a purpose / and I'm out.
Now, / I am eighteen / making mature decisions / for no one, but myself.
Now, / I am ready for my future, / which is not something / I could say
A year ago.