From Both Sides to a New


United States
39° 44' 46.0752" N, 121° 50' 41.55" W

I have been ridiculed for disproportionate body parts,
And I have done the same to others' fragile hearts,
I have been teased and toyed with until tears came,
And yet, I have unto others done the same pain,
I have received physical haze from many more,
Comedic comments from people I'd never seen before,
But as we grow, we don't retaliate as much,
Chin up, the path we're on they won't disrupt,
Onto bigger and better things, and kindness we bring,
Leading by example, becoming our own role models,
Because if we don't have someone to look up to,
We must be that person for those who follow.

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