My name is Sophia Tulchinsky, a 2022 summer intern at HereNow. I decided to create three poems that described prominent emotions and events that I go through in life. Here is a collection of my reflection:
The mirror staring back,
An object which reflects yourself.
An object when looking in front,
You can critique every little thing of yourself
Tear yourself into little pieces
Why do I look like this?
How can I fix myself?
If only I looked like this then my life would’ve been so much easier.
Exerting themselves out of your
Alter days which I can not change.
Basing life off of a little moment.
Consequently modifying others’ emotions.
For the better or the worse.
Being too emotional.
When is it ok to reveal your emotions?
To reveal you’re too sensitive?
Raised by expectation.
By a standard.
By a caliber to succeed.
Growing up with extra help.
Regimes that implemented a fear of failure.
Getting less than a certain score terrified me.
Not being the best of the best gave me anxiety.
The pressure of failure took over my life.
It is when I started to blossom into a teen,
Fear of failure started to taunt me less.
Understanding that mistakes are how we learn.
How we absorb information.
How we relate to other people.
No one is “perfect”.
Everyone has made mistakes in life.
Even the smartest of the smart.
How you accept your mistakes.
How you implement your mistakes.
How you utilize your missteps.
Is what makes you the best version of yourself.