A Year Ago (Now)

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.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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