I hope you look in a mirror,
and don’t allow that piece of glass,
to depict who you are.
I hope you see those eyes,
and that smile;
that so many love.
I hope that you go to a school dance,
pick out a dress that makes you feel invincible,
and understand your worth is not based off of your body.
I hope that you bite into a cupcake filled with your favorite frosting……
and not counting a single calorie.
Hopes for Joy
I hope that you create unforgettable memories and take photos of every last one.
I hope you look at them later and can smell everything around you,
the dew in the morning,
the fresh cut grass
and the ocean behind you.
I hope you look at them later and can feel the way the air hugged your body,
for just a few seconds;
and not once criticize that same body,
for the way it looks.
I hope you meet a boy or a girl you think you love,
and then you realize that no one,
not even you,
has the right to make you feel anything besides worthiness.
Hopes for Friendship
I hope you meet some friends that share similar thoughts,
and some that don’t;
that you sometimes disagree,
but always respect the other side.
I hope your friends build you up and make you feel true happiness,
in ways that could never exist if you were malnourished.
I hope you learn to run,
before you crawl.
and to laugh contagiously,
before you smile;
I hope you learn you’re so strong,
before anyone tries to break you down.
I hope you find a subject that you love,
and that you excel in.
that when you don’t get the grade you want,
you place no value on the number,
and recognize as a living breathing soul,
you are so much more.
I hope you find people you love,
and that love you back.
I hope a fire burns in your soul,
when you do what you’re so passionate about.
I hope you know it is okay to struggle,
and remember you can get through every hard day.
I hope you live,
and I don’t mean the basics.
I hope you do more than breathe,
more than pay the bills.
I hope you fall
in love with life,
(Last Updated: July 29, 2022)