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Glow Up to Grow Up

I didn’t have time to write anything this week, so I decided to go through my archives of unposted stuff from college. While I was doing this, I rediscovered one of my earliest poems from when I first dipped my toes into poetic waters. It was something I wrote for this poetry competition for a scholarship (I’m pretty sure it was here). I didn’t win, I barely knew what I was writing at the time. All I knew was I liked writing words and mixing them up to create something new and original.

Anyways, I didn’t read through all of this, so I’m just going to post it in it’s raw and unedited version and y’all let me know what you think.

A poem

My outlook was blurred

My life skewed

New environment

New schedule

New people

But the transition was

Not the change I envisioned

Not the change I hoped for

The change I had in mind was

Far from home


My own place


New Friends


I was in a community 

Community college

I was the same

Shy, quiet, awkward

I had to learn myself

In order to love myself

My insecurities, my sensitivity

I had to open up 

Just so I could rise up

So I helped others, I took a stand

I stepped out of the box 

I had resigned myself to

So I could prepare myself 

For the formerly unclear road ahead

My reality, community college

Was not so bad, it was better

My reality prepared me for my fantasy

A fantasy away from home and everything I knew

My outlook did not have 

To be blurred

My mindset made it so


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