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Rated: E · Prose · Young Adult · #1370127
the result of a prompt assign. for class
Once I was a boy.
Now I am a man... right?

Once I was clean-cut.
Now I am scruffy.

Once I felt young.
Now I feel worn.

Once I had great optimism, but little need for it.
Now I have little optimism and a great need.

Once I wasn't disillusioned.
Now I am.

Once I enjoyed school.
Now I must force myself.

Once I was impressionable.
Now I make impressions.

Once I had no idea.
Now I have seen for myself.

Once I could sleep at night.

Once I wouldn't known was is right and wrong.
Now I don't bother to draw those lines.

Once I would only accept.
Now it seems I can only reject.
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