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Painted Brain | Stronger Today Than Yesterday: A Poem
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  • May 4, 2016

Stronger Today Than Yesterday: a poem

Looking back I can picture the suffering I went through

and chaos I had to go through

and the nonsense I went through

though I carried a lot of animosity

only mad at myself because I was caught up in being something ridiculous

causing harm to my loved ones

and most of all

to myself

I focused on proving to others that I could take over the streets

but really

all I did was look

like a fool

stuck on stupidity and I couldn’t

realize or even notice the reality of life

there’s more to me than banging that krazy life

I’m more than that lost girl everyone thought I was

I’ve passed through all of the judgement and criticism

and I still do

but it doesn’t phase me because

when people sit in judgement of me

little do they know

I’m making a difference

step by step

I will be someone in this world

helped by those who really believe and care about me

remaining at my side

picking me up at every fall

this brings me to the point when

no matter how I struggle

I get to do

this for me

because I’m stronger


than I was


Idalìs is a young poet from Los Angeles who publishes her work  in Painted Brain News

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