A poem about a changing teenage girl and mental health
A conceited teenager,
the centre of attention.
Mirror pouts. Instagram selfies.
The changes were gradual,
unnoticeable at first.
A nervous breakdown in class.
Her hurting heart,
soothed by inspirational quotes,
replacing Instagram selfies.
Hushed whispers behind textbooks.
Teary letters to God.
Late nights, early mornings.
You pass by her in the supermarket.
She’ll break into a smile,
but you wouldn’t recognise her,
as the once conceited teenager.
Originally posted at https://medium.com/blueinsight/the-changing-9441d270bafa on January 7, 2021
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