When you see me,
Working hard and making progress on my life,
And having fun and loving what I do;
While you’re struggling to stay afloat
Among the many images you shouldn’t have to worry about,
Your chest burns with fury and envy.
I can see it in the way you act towards me.
You’re not the person I had known
Before you learned about how society
Seems to want you to act.
I wasn’t worried about it at first,
I figured you would find a way to win the hard battle,
And find what you love,
But now things have changed
And I’m terrified for your sake.
You struggle harder to
Make yourself better to others
By putting me down.
I tried to ignore you,
But you took it further than you normally would.
You aren’t who you used to be,
What had happened to the sweet, adorable, kind, caring person I used to know?
Who is this intruder
That has taken over you?
It makes my heart break,
Watching you drown
In what you aren’t supposed to be.
It hurts my feelings too,
When you laugh and tease about what I love to do.
You say how much of an idiot I am
When you know I’m really not,
And its you who is.
I know who did this to you,
But I can’t help you escape,
For this is a battle
Only you can fight.
It is your choice to
Win or lose.
Oh, what has happened to
The friend I used to know?
© Amelia Jacobson 2016