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A Lifetime Of Struggles

Brittany Wilson 1988 (Milwaukee, WI)

You can either be so young & in the prime of your life or an elder with a lifetime’s worth of struggles. The difference between young people with a lifetime’s worth of struggles & an elder with a lifetime’s worth of struggles is that elders can look back & see how they overcame their struggles & live to talk while young people stress about their struggles. Anyone can struggle with stress as the pressure of struggle mounts. I’ve had my share of struggles in my short life. Here they are:
Making & keeping friends while in elementary & middle school because of my disabilities considering I was teased & talked about by peers I thought were my friends
Being embarrassed by a teacher in front of my classmates
Expressing my feelings & talking them out
My speech as far as stuttering & stammering my words when I talk to people or read aloud

I’ll be 32 this year, but I’m still in the prime of my life & struggle just like anybody else. All you have to do is say “Whoosah!” & your struggles will slide off your shoulders in no time.
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Brittany Wilson

Brittany Wilson is from Milwaukee, WI & has loved poetry since 5th grade (age 10). Her all-time favorite poets are Emily Dickinson & the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou. more…

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