My name is Gabrielle Rose Pimentel But everyone calls me Gwen My mom wanted to name me Gaby But my dad insisted that my nickname should come from their names So I got the G from grace and the WEN from Wendell and formed Gwen
I have 4 moles on my face and a ton more on my body One eye is smaller than the other I have dimples on my fingers I like to connect my moles My hands have caught so much pain, they are blistered My shoulders swelling from the weight of the world My feet red from running around in circles trying to figure out what I did wrong And yes, I have a double chin
I can get pretty random From the pyramids of giza to why does soap bubble? I’ve loved and it is the most amazing thing I have ever experienced It takes you on this rocket ship into the void And it makes you feel like all the shooting stars are falling for you But with love comes hurt I’ve been hurt and I’ve learned That the more i try to stop the bleeding, the more it goes So I let it bleed, and I allow myself to feel the pain I feel things very deeply and every feeling is either a bandage to a wound or a punch in the stomach I don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse I’ve been careless, I am learning I walk on the glass shards of life barefoot, hoping that the wounds teach me a lesson As if the blood on my feet carry the answers to my biggest questions
I am just 15 years old My eyes wide as the universe, ever expanding, ready to see all there is to see My brain, eager like a little child at the ice cream store, wanting to taste every flavor there is I am at the peak of my own age of exploration Waiting for my marco polo moment, when suddenly everything will be clear Do questions have legs? Because a ton of them run through my mind Do aliens exist? Is God real? Are there really mermaids? Can dogs feel? Do plants talk? How big is the universe? Is everything real or merely a dream? Why is there poverty? Is there a cure for cancer? Why do bad things happen to good people? Is there any hope left in this world? Will my questions ever be answered?
If life was a new movie everyday, I would be at the front row I wanted to see everything that was about to happen I would stare at it all day in fear that if I looked away I would’ve missed my prince charming I will obsess over every detail, trying to figure out what it means And this is probably why its good that life doesn’t have a movie It’s the uncertainity of it all that makes life so special It gives you the choice whether you want to embrace it Or let it hold you captive and paranoid of whats about to happen In my case, I learned that I should just let life go and take its natural course of action Never mess with the universe because the universe is beyond our imagination We think we’re so important Like the world revolves around us but really we aren’t even as small as a speck compared to everything
I'm Gwen and I'm just 15 But this is me, this is who I am And I'm so done changing myself just for others