Stop wasting time

November 13, 2020 2:30 PM

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Pregnant mother against a sunset background. Photo courtesy of Jamie Coupaud on Unplash.

Pregnant mother against a sunset background. Photo courtesy of Jamie Coupaud on Unplash.

I am a girl

I am a woman

I am stuck in between

I don’t belong to either world 

Not right now at least


I am 13

I am older than I really am


I am smart

I am someone who seems perfect    

I am nowhere near perfect

I am not normal

I know that everyone sees that immediately 

I know they do


I am a sister

I am a daughter 

They say “Oh, bummer”

When they see my five family members

Living on 1000 square feet

I think they are blind

My family is beautiful

Get on it people, stop wasting time


I am funny

I am a person no one thinks can be funny

They think that the only funny is raunchy,

So by their standards I’m not funny


I am “the pure child”

I am not “the pure child”

They say I am, but I am not

They see one facet, but I have millions

Get on it people, stop wasting time


I am a friend

I am alone

I am not alone

I am a child of God


I am a pastor’s kid

I get pushed away for saying this

Why do you say we hate

The ones that do are fake

When you push me away because of my religion, 

You are the haters

I know you are in pain

But please don’t throw around blame.


I am ground breaking

I am breaking ground

I am the song that is slightly of tune

It haunts you

Because there is nothing like it


I am funky

I am into the 80’s

Don’t call it trash

Cassette players don’t work in the rain

My sister found that out with mine


I am a reader

I am a writer

I am a sea of ink

On an old, yellow page


Unconventional

Beautiful 


I am told I will rule the world

I am not someone who wants to


I am fulfilled

I am fulfilled in God

Don’t give me that look

Like I am crazy

Stop hating

I can see you


I can’t be described in one or many words

Get me a dictionary

Wait

I have one already

And a thesaurus

I use them for fun

Get on it people, stop wasting time


There is only so much time until I am gone

Until you are gone

Until we are gone

Then we won’t have the chance to see each other

See the facets

See them all

Get on it people, stop wasting time

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