A Letter to Myself

August 30, 2012
Dear Old Me,
I miss the old you,
The sweet one.
The one who didn't care what the others thought.
The one with a genuine smile,
who laughed easily.
Where'd you go,
Why'd you leave?

We are told,
to depend on ourselves,
because you can never be let down.
We were told wrong.

What tightened your jaw,
made you quit trusting people,
made your smile fake.
Made it where you can't tell the truth to others.
It would break you.
You'd lose it.
Would that be so bad?

We can't go on like this,
the walls are coming down.
No one's an island.
Come back.
She needs us both.

The New Me

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CelebrateDifferences said...
Aug. 26, 2014 at 12:14 am
"Letter to Myself" is strikingly honest! To me,this poem is symbolic of everyone's struggle to grow up and still be themselves. Great piece!
MarieAntoinette2014 replied...
Dec. 15, 2014 at 10:25 am
Thank You!
TheSkyOwesMeRain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm
I love it! The message is beautiful, and I can relate really well to it. 
MarieAntoinette2012 replied...
Mar. 13, 2013 at 10:53 am
Sorry to be so late on replying to you. Thank you very much, I'm learning to deal with all this crazieness!!
youngspeare said...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm
I like this poem! It's sad but the message, the simplicity is what I really like keep posting! Adn thank you fo checking out Ghosts of The Past! :)
MarieAntoinette2012 replied...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm
Oh, it was my pleasure to check out your poem. I really liked it!!! I plan on posting so more, so can you keep checking them out!
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