Taffy R.

New Zealand

I'm just here for the creativity and community!
I am an amateur writer, and honestly, I merely write to relieve and express the chaos that unfolds in my mind 24/7.
16 Years of Age :D

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“Above everything else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

First This, Then That

September 14, 2021

First, they told me that I could be anything I wanted to be.
Then, they scorned me for being too imaginative, too idealistic.

First, they encouraged me to hold on to my culture and take pride in my Pasifika descent.
Then, they judged me because of the colour of my skin.

First, they taught me that they would protect us, despite our mistakes.
Then, they threw him out of the building and smothered the truth.

First, they yelled at the top of their lungs, scolding me for my lack of knowledge.
Then, they wondered why I do not ask questions when I fail to understand.

First, I believed that I would never find a place to belong.
Then, the groups of minority took me in as one of their own.

I am an outcast, that is true, but between the lunchtime study sessions and the boisterous fits of laughter, I finally understand that I am home.

 

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