Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 188/366

You grew up with all the right values instilled in you - don't talk to strangers, don't take things from strangers, know the right touch from wrong, don't allow yourself to be vulnerable, don't...

You thought you had the dos and donts figured out in your head. But you were wrong. Somewhere between adolescence and adulthood, you realized that you were glad you were wrong. You tried your first cigarette, had your first drunk night, slept with that guy you didn't even want to know the name of. The little rebel in you was prouder than she could ever be and you felt 'free' in the unconventional sense of the word.

You succumbed to all kinds of addictions, popped pills any time of the day, got AIDS from that guy you met at the bar who refused to use protection. You were suddenly isolated from society. You felt helpless and contaminated and angry. You remembered your parents and wished you'd listened when they had tried to protect you. You wondered how you grew up so fast and why you let those lessons fade in your mind. It was too late. You died too young.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes one mistake in enough to ruin everything :(