To the girl that I used to be
When I was 5 years old, I remember that I ran wild and free.
I always wanted to grow up, become a better person, and become the person I always wanted to be.
I always thought of myself as a powerful and sassy little girl.
I always told my mother No and I always tried to give it a whirl.
She asked me what do you want to be when you grow up?
You know what mom, I want to be a princess. As I said drinking out of my cup.
I mean what little girl didn’t want to be a princess or a rockstar when they were younger?
When I would go in public, I would have a costume to be under.
I tried to act like I owned myself, and I knew that my mom took great care of me.
She always disciplined me and sometimes she had to count to three.
I always wanted to grow up and be just like her.
When I get older and older, my past is starting to become a blur.
When I was 10, I acted like the rebel child.
Even though what I was doing wasn’t bad, she knew I was wild.
She told me I couldn’t have a boyfriend, until I was 16 years old.
I mean come on, 16 years old. Yeah mom I don’t think so. In my class people were already getting married on the playground. Their marriage was going to be bold.
When we were driving back from a volleyball game, she asked me.
What do you want to be when you get older? I mean you have the key.
This time I didn’t know what to say.
Maybe a doctor, I don’t want my future to be gray.
I was a nerd.
I always wore glasses and I had braces. I could hardly say a word.
I made stupid mistakes and sometimes you couldn’t put up with it.
I always threw a fit and most of the times you just wanted to just quit.
Now I am 16 years old and I am growing more and more to be like you.
I have become more compassionate person and now it feels like time has flew.
I am getting told all around that you look just like your mom.
I know I shouldn’t worry about it because my mom is the bomb.
Now my mom, looks into the beautiful girl I have become.
She has seen all of the obstacles I have overcome.
Maybe I should ask you again. What do you want for your career?
I strongly say I honestly think that I want to be a Creative Writing because I am so in love with writing. I just wanted to make it clear.
I have become a person who was terrified of thinking outside of the box.
To someone who loves being creative and loves to talk.
I am glad that I have become more of an individual because she has pushed me to do my best.
Thank you for everything. I am truly blessed.
Copyright © Brooke Munden | Year Posted 2016