It won't go down well
with almost everyone-
life's bitter medicine
has left so many undone-
but there's no escape route
no miracle could be spun
strength and endurance must come
from weakness, ere the last race is done.
I wish I were prettier
I wish I were younger
I wish I were smarter
I wish I was skinnier
I wish I did not have to love with all my heart
I wish someone would love me back
I wish that person would want to keep me and not just use me
I wish I could mean so much to someone
I wish I wasn't alone so **** much
when they insult you
when they hurt you
they don’t matter
so smile back
you will show them all
what you are made of
Mom carried me for ten months, I was one month late.
Tomorrow will be my birthday and I'll be turning forty-eight.
In just two years from now, I will have lived for half a century.
It was 576 months ago when my mom gave birth to me.