poetry

“I Was. I Will Be.” Poem of the Day (2022)

I Was. I Will Be.

By Ashley O’Hare

If the person I was

ten years ago

could see me now,

she would cry. Oh,

how disappointed

she would be 

to know that she is me:
Someone who gives up.
Someone crippled by memories.

Someone numb to the world.

If I could speak

to the person I will be

ten years from now,

I would stand up straight

and tell the person before me

that it is okay.

I got through it.

I can stand again.

I have hope that one day,

I can feel again.

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