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quinn Mar 23
**
dear quinn,

you made it
to twenty
even though
you never thought
you would.

that's Something.

you're Something.

love,
quinn
Anine Mar 23
FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE.
2. COMPLIMENT SOMEONE EVERY DAY.
3. NO ONE CARES ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK
4. SWEAR ONLY WHEN YOU MEAN IT.
5. EAT ICE CREAM OFTEN.
6. SKIPPING CLASS IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.
7. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE.
8. READ A LOT OF BOOKS.
9. ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU.
10. TAKE MORE PICTURES.
11. TREAT YOURSELF.
12. DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST.
13. MENTAL HEALTH DAYS ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTABLE.
14. SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY.
15. HANDWRITE YOUR NOTES.
16. DON'T FEAR FAILURES.
17. DON'T RUSH.
18. QUALITY NOT QUANTITY.
19 MAGIS.
20. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE SMART.
I might need this when I'll be entering college. This will cheer me up :)
EmperorMoth Aug 2019
I'm happily wandering into a new reflection,
The conception that I might feel succession.
Temptations will come, and potentially regression,
but it'll never sting like my previous impression.

As blunt as a bat, as hollow as a vase,
As cold as the dark, as complex as a face,
It comes and it goes, sometimes it reappears,
The dance in my mind, the past, memories trailed with tears.

A leveling adventure, a hike through the jungle,
It's captivating, for sure, all is falling through a funnel,
Grip out at the light, seizing every opportunity,
I may fall, I might, but if I get back up...

This reflection can be revolutionary.
I had no idea at the age of 17 where we would be 3 years from now.
Not once did I think I would find someone so young who would love me for 3 years and not leave me.
And I know I'm lucky.
Lucky to not be dropped after high school,
Lucky to not have be left for someone from your university,
Lucky to not have been cheated on on a night out.
Because thats not always the case for people in love.
I'm 20 now, and not only am I lucky enough to find my one person for life,
But I'm lucky enough to call them my best friend.
-Everything I didn't say #100
Leila Valencia Apr 2019
Im now 20,

and sympathize those in the same age category as me

----

The painful

insanely, mechanical yet dizzying push to be

--something --
titles, names, high status nothingness
Yet, we search

every corner we turn to
say
Is this it?
Security, Purpose, a treasure trove of possibility
find me - you - me - you see?
Did you land here on my lap, perfectly?

Today this is it
But, then Tomorrow blows up
Like an a unpredictable field mine.
In my precious heart, that thought it knew
it was right, right?

And this pressure crushes me
And somedays I feel so lonely

Yet, this insane pressure
To be this mold
And hold this space to be a list
And the uncertainty
Unfamiliarity
It literally crushes me
In it's silence, yet ferocious noise that pounds in my skull

The wild voice,
It drives us insane,
And drains me with this internal pain

That 'I will never be enough'

That....

--money, not enough
-- my schooling, not enough
-- my experience, not enough
-- my materials, not enough
-- my social circle, not enough


And this pain of enoughness is stuffing me with fear
So I try to turn every direction
Scattered, and seared with this
Deep insanity to grab it all

Yet, we sometimes fill ourselves with doubt
that pushes us to a dangerous, unforgiving - edgde

Yet, after being broken down by the day
vulnerablity blossoms
Honestly, I say - where do I go?

Now?

I search, plea, beg..
I grip tightly,
asking - pleading for guidance
Being 20 is exciting, yet hard.
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