I asked many
since I can’t answer this on my own:
“What did 2017 teach us?”
so I questioned some friends that I’ve known.
One, embrace change, they said
nothing is permanent, only temporary;
forget the tears that you have shed,
live each day and moment profoundly.
Two, it all ends
pain, suffering, joy and all that you’re feeling;
relationships, even with your friends –
it all ends, yes, this is a sad thing.
Three, you can never be enough
at least for someone who always thinks less of you.
No matter how much you try and act tough,
they would never care about what you say or do.
Four, when it comes to love, we get crazy
we sometimes love someone who’s hung up on their ex,
we sometimes beg others to stay, then they say we’re ‘needy’,
or we get trapped with someone who wants nothing but sex.
Five, someone told me that every day is like any other day
routines never change, nothing new ever happens;
same, mundane and often cliché,
some days are just like recurring events.
Six, some people are inevitably acting like bitches
always spying, ready for judging,
lurking at the side, acting like critiques,
whether you do good or bad, they’re always ready to say something.
But you have to chill (that’s the seventh)
relax and never let anything or anyone crawl under your skin.
If you get affected, you’ll lose by then,
so, clearly distinguish who’s the foe or kin.
Eight, you are strong and beautiful, too
we all are, so no need to kill your own self-esteem.
Do all the things you must and love to do,
face your fear, believe that you can achieve your dreams.
Always try to improve yourself, that’s ninth
stay grounded, commend yourself for all the hard work you’ve done.
You deserve the spotlight, you deserve to shine,
look back and be proud of how far you’ve gone.
Last is to never lose the child in you
feel things deeply the way a child does,
losing it makes you lose the wonder in you, too –
it’s okay to convey all the feelings that your heart has.
And as I read all their answers,
one thing came as my conclusion:
2017 is indeed our toughest year
but also the one that’s full of lessons.
This year made us all trust
that rainbows will come right after the rain,
that not everyone is cruel and unjust,
and that nothing lasts for long, especially pain.