I'm at a place in my life where I realize everybody hurts in some way; even if they don't show it in a way that makes sense to you. Even if they deny it to you, they can't deny it to themselves. So, they cope. They find a way to deal with their pain. However, dealing with the pain doesn't heal the pain.
People often say, ‘time heals all wounds,” but I don’t think that’s true. Time is relative. Healing is a process. Each person is an individual and heals at their own pace. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, and decades can pass by without a person actually healing. You can give people time to heal - and assistance too - but you cannot heal for them, and they cannot heal for you.
Many young people today are struggling but silenced. Some of them, because they are silenced, give up on being positive. Others, unfortunately, give up on life. In this book, there are poems and quotes that express my innermost thoughts and feelings. There are lighthearted moments, creepy moments, funny moments, and sad moments. The most shocking moments are the most prevalent. In Young Words, I expose many of the tough issues young people are facing, drawing from my own experiences. I discuss everything from education, finances, and occupation choices, to family life, relationships, and accomplishing goals. Young Words is a book of poetry highlighting the reality of the critical concerns that frame every young person’s life.
This is my second published title. This book delves deep into the parts of myself that I try to hide from those around me. The purpose of this book is to encourage people to embrace their truth and not be ashamed of it. If we constantly live in the shadows of our past and present selves, we can never truly share our light with the world.