Personal (Hope)

I am feeling jaded,
apprehensive of what
the future holds.

So much of my past
has broken down my trust
and replaced it with barriers-

walls built up
to keep from being hurt again.

All I can do
is move on from what’s happened,
dwell on the present
and cherish the moment.

Leave my scars
where they won’t
wound me anymore.

All there is left of me
is a blank slate,
a girl ready to face
what life brings
with nothing to hold her back.

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