As I Turn Twenty-Four

I’d love to see the year before me
To see all that I have coming.
Good or bad
consequences are necessary.

And I take pride in accepting them with grace.

I’m a classy girl,
I don’t hold grudges.
I’m a sweet girl,
I don’t spout obscenities.
I’m full of patience, and
I don’t expect more than I’ve been promised.

How many of us can say this?
I put my honor on it.

It doesn’t make me any better than a liar.
It doesn’t make me any better than a thief.

For all my virtue,
it makes it that easy to commit such crimes against me.
I’m passively practically aiding and abetting
every misdeed.

I don’t deserve empathy.
I must instead be unyielding
intentionally demanding in my social and emotional needs.
And see how much further it gets me.

At least I will not be weak.


About Jessica Lee

Jessica is a twenty-something poet who performs most of her work on stage in Spoken Word. She has found writing therapeutic since she was child, and has pursued it ceaselessly. She enjoys writing even the most fleeting thoughts and dreams as SensicalRavings. Between long retail shifts, she enjoys writing observational pieces (always with a slant) of locally relevant subjects as ALLGainesville. If you appreciate inspiring, coming-of-age suppositions, become a follower. Though it's not always roses, it's raw!

One comment

  1. Reblogged this on sylviamccabe and commented:
    classy, to the point, your TALENT wants to be heard, let it soar to the public and SHARE

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