A Time for Change

November 21, 2011
By JasmineG7 SILVER, Waldorf, Maryland
JasmineG7 SILVER, Waldorf, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"To the world you may just be one person, but to one person you might just be the world."
"Don't worry about people not knowing you, strive so that you may be worth knowing."

I am ready to be heard now.
I realize that in the past my courage had
Taken a backseat to my utter discomfort,
And my deafening fear of confrontation
But I am finally ready to stand up for what I know is right.

I realize that I had turned a blind eye to
The pains that had been there the entire time
Starring me in the face
And instead of facing my demons,
I pretended like the problems didn’t even exist.

I had abandoned my morals and my values
To please the very same people
Who I knew would never accept me.
But I let them tear me down anyway
For just one moment to finally fit in

I allowed them to ruin me.
To make me believe that I was worthless
I stood there and let what they said define
The kind of person I was becoming;
Full of imprudent insecurities and sorrow
But I can say that I’m proud
To have made it this far
It took me a long time to understand that
I had nothing to prove to them-
But rather something to fulfill in myself

I came out stronger and wiser than ever before.
And I show the utmost gratitude to
All of the angels who showed me compassion
So with these words I pray
That I can inspire others to speak up as well

I honestly don’t think people understand
The true power of even their smallest actions;
And the consequences that come with them.
And sadly we usually don’t know any better
Until knowing better is no longer useful

So I ask that the next time you speak
That you say something worthy of a breath
That you speak kind, understanding words
Because you never really know
Whose life you will make a difference in today

The author's comments:
Don't let what anyone says undermine what you think about yourself.

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