Not Broken: A Poem About My Life

Not Broken: A Poem About My Life

Don't assume you're in control.
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I wrote this poem a while back about how some things in life don't always go the way we plan. It also is to speak how people often fail to known the amount that they actually effect people in life. Don't always assume, but because people do it anyway it sometimes inspires a poem.


NOT BROKEN

You think that you got me

You think that you broke me,

You think that you own me

You think that you control me.


You were completely wrong

You didn’t know anyone could be that strong.

You on the other hand made it very clear,

You were the real jerk here.

You went around crying telling your sad tale,

You wanted sympathy but you decided to bail.


You wasted my time

You wasted my feelings

You wasted my kisses

You wasted my texts

You wasted my insecurities

You wasted my trust.


You said you were sorry and cried

You were the one that lied.

You said you were ready

You wanted something steady

You committed to me

You then decided to flee.

You let go and there is no going back,

You run circles around me instead of being on your life track.


You wanted me to be pushed down

You wanted me to look like a clown

You wanted me to give up hope

You wanted me to walk around and mope.


You didn’t care about my plans or my dreams,

You don't understand it would seem.

You should know all about my brain

You boys tend to run just when it begins to rain.

You are scared of my established identity,

You couldn't face reality

You are a boy

I am

A women.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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I Might Complain During The School Year, But I Actually Miss It During The Summer

When will I return?

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Most students complain about classes and school during the academic year. I was definitely one of those students.

One thing that I find very interesting is that I always miss school whenever summer or any break comes along. I feel lost in a sense because my routine is all over the place for a couple of months.

During the year, I'm working, going to classes, and volunteering for organizations. Once summer break comes along, all of those things start to slow down and then stop. I'm left to figure out how I will occupy my time for almost three months.

Is it normal to miss school? I don't even know if I necessarily miss school or if I just miss having a constant routine. It could also be both.

I also feel like I'm not being surrounded by knowledge during the summer either. Every day is always different during the school year, and I'm always learning something new from everyone. I'm no longer able to do that with everyone away from campus and no classes in session. I could crack open a book I suppose, but I also don't want to do extra work while I'm supposed to be taking a break.

None of this makes sense, but I know there are many other people that feel the same. College is not like high school or middle school breaks. You build an entirely new life at college, and then it's suddenly interrupted for a couple of months.

I would encourage everyone to maintain the friendships and relationships that are made during the school year over the summer as well because it will feel like forever if you wait until the school year to communicate again. Although many of us miss college and the experience, make sure that you are still taking advantage of this break.

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