You learned to play the strings
and taught yourself to sing
with the feelings you have
made into writings.
You were passionate.
You learned to set boundaries
and taught yourself to care
for the unheard emotions
silenced by insecurities.
You were adamant.
I hope you found your happy place
where the things you do puts a smile on your face,
where you feel calm and understand that life is not a race;
understand that it is alright to move at your own pace.
You are relevant.
I began reading poetry and prose in my early teenage years and only began writing a few of my pieces at the age of 20. Writing helps me gather my thoughts and check in where I am, emotionally and mentally. In a way, it is my form of therapy to understand what I am feeling and why I feel that way.
When I shared a few of my writings on Instagram, the responses I received were very heartwarming. It made me realize how poetry could help people feel validated and that is what I hope this poem would bring.