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The Letter I Shouldn't Need to Write

June 27, 2016
By BookWorm98 BRONZE, Oberlin, Kansas
BookWorm98 BRONZE, Oberlin, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
No one said life was gonna be easy but you gotta pick yourself up dust yourself off and move on.
-Jillian Ruthann

Dear you. Yes this is for you.
I'm doing well, I'm progressing
You'd be proud, you should see me
No. You should see me.
See where I'm at, how far I've come.
See the things I've done without you.
See the parts of my I choose to show you.
What won't I show you?
Oh that's the part you did help with
The constant anxiety I feel.
The inability to keep a friendship.
The self loathing I have.
The fact that I'm never good enough for myself.
Yes but we don't have to look at that.
We can ignore it. Pretend it's not there.
We can just simply treat it like you treat me... Like it doesn't exist.

The author's comments:

I wrote this poem to my mom who left when I was nine. I'm eighteen now living on my own and about to finish my senior year and this was just everything I want to tell her. 

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