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Dear 16 Year Old Me

August 8, 2013
By ClaireM. ELITE, Albany, New York
ClaireM. ELITE, Albany, New York
109 articles 14 photos 33 comments

Dear sixteen year old me:
You run through exquisite
burning rays of sunshine,
Hair streaming,
Fingertips skimming wind that has been around the world
a thousand times.
You are so beautiful. You think you are not.
If only I could tell you how precious your existence is on earth.
If only you could see that you are not an outcast, misfit
or freak
but a marvel; a pearl among pebbles; a collection of cells that fused
at the perfect moment.
Because you deserve to know the truth.
You deserve to know why demons snap at your heels,
so full of this
desire to destroy you.
It's because
while they fester in their own dark jealousy
you continue to reach toward something else,
something brighter.
That simple fact infuriates them beyond words.
Dear sixteen year old me:
Rise above it.
Understand that you are here for a reason and
believe in that purpose with fierce conviction.
Know that some people will despise your pure heart
for demonstrating qualities they'll never have;
Stand proud against the tirade of resentment that
will arise when you allow your spirit to be so luminous
it blinds.
Keep being who you are in all your radiance and imperfection
this great loneliness won't last forever.
My dear sixteen year old me:
Be strong, be bold, be magnificent.

You are.

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on Jun. 23 2016 at 4:59 pm
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

This is brilliant and beautiful, and your words are true; they hate because they will never have your integrity, talent, or spirit.