You aren’t the number on the scale
Or the letter on your report
You aren’t the way they stop and stare
For better or for worse
You are the way you smile
When your dimples deepen
You are the way you laugh out loud
When your soul is broken and beaten
The way you help others
And the way you choose to dance
Mean more than insults coming in droves
And when they don’t give you a chance
You are the way you speak your mind
When everyone else conforms
You are the hearts you find
When you heal the broken and torn
Sometimes you find a path
And two options are for certain
Do you choose an open road?
Or do you choose resistance?
Lauren is a Ball State University alumna with a Bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She enjoys breakfast for dinner with a side of literary enjoyment.