Confessions of a Teen in Love for the First Time

So this is what they talk about

In the movies

In the songs.

I didn’t think I would experience this.

Now you’ve come along.

I’m learning something new.

Not just about you,

But about myself–

How deep I can be.

This is new

to me.

I like where I am right now.

I feel more than I have.

I see through eyes

Covered with the salve

Of your adoration,

Such fascination!

This infatuation

is bliss.

Confessions of A Teen on the First Day of School

I spent the summer
Avoiding the thought
This day would come.

Yes, I bought the right clothes
Changed my hair
Updated my phone.

None of that helped me
Shake this anxiousness

Will this year be different?
Will it be a success?

Do I have what it takes
To finish this year strong?

Will I be able to bounce back
When things go wrong?

As I walk through the door
And look down the hall

I see the familiar faces
Of those who watched me fall.

The seem surprised I made it back
From last year’s anxiety attack.

But, I realize I am stronger now
I know I can survive.

This year will be my best
Because I am still alive.

This is my fresh start
And I take it as a gift

That I will share with others
Who just might need a lift.

This is the beginning of hope
Absent of fear

This is the beginning
Of a successful year.

Hopeful Thoughts by CiMosley ’19