Knowing My Enemy
A Conversation of Then & Now
"Hey Little Me. It's great to see you again!"
"Hey Big Me! How have things been?"
"You should have a seat; there's much to discuss."
"Uh-oh, this sounds pretty serious."
"It isn't rosy; I won't sugarcoat it for you."
"Oh no! What did I do?"
"It's not you; it's what I did.
It's not your fault. You're just a kid.
You had to grow up way too soon.
Stunted because you had no room
I did a lot you said you never would.
Convinced myself being bad made me feel good
I made the impossible a reality.
Turned over every stone placed in front of me
Most I should have left untouched, left alone
The path they led me on took me far from home.
I tried to fit us into a society that only had one mold.
But I didn't realize the price of admission would be your soul
I couldn't handle our pain, so I tried to heal us in ways that only hurt us more.
Walked over all the pieces of us I shredded on the floor
Treaded until I could hardly recognize your face
Allowed others to steal our peace and fill your space
I betrayed us and found myself lost.
Spiraled further, not understanding the costs
Now I sit with only recollections
Fighting hard to find reconnections
With myself, with you and the others
Because there's still so much with us all I have to discover
I should have been kinder to you, should have been your best friend.
I looked for you in those outside instead of looking within.
I let us collect dust on the highest shelf.
I looked for love from everyone else that I should have given you myself."
About the Creator
My name is Sierra. Writing is a type of therapy that allows me to express myself or the world around me in ways one-on-one conversations cannot. I hope you enjoy my works!
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