By Mary Christine Costantino (‘20)
something I ask myself if I will ever receive
treated differently because of who I am
and the things I do
I wonder, how come I never obtain it?
Is it because of my “crazy” personality?
or because I am “slow” with learning?
in order to acquire
I’m going to have to give people what they want
but how will I do that without changing who I am?
is one thing I never really sense from others
the only time I witnessed it………..
was when my mom passed away
because of what I was going through
helping out as much as I could
and being as independent as possible
because I had to grow up faster
I had to do things others didn’t have too
it was like I was beginning a brand new life
I am looked at one way but not the other
oh how people can be so demeaning
causing so much pain
try looking at me with a different set of eyes
a set that reaches my soul
so you can see all that I have been through
do you now realize?
do you now see why I am so frustrated?
when you look at me like I am less than you
is something we all deserve
because everyone has a story
and something they are currently battling
because of how I’ve been treated…..
I hope to always respect others
to make them feel nor smaller nor greater than me; but equal