A lot of the poems in my profile are extremely old, and from a time when I was immature and just blooming into the person I have become. Until recently, I haven't been online nor written/submitted any new material. Do not judge me on the person I was, but judge me on the person I have become [if you must judge me at all]. Honestly, I go over some of my old poems and the only reason why they're good (which, aesthetically and poetically: my older poems are absolutely and without a doubt some of the worst poems I have ever read) is because they show a transition period for me, a concise statement that says I've molded myself into someone I can say I'm proud to be. Suffice to say, we may not all be proud of where we came from, and I told the story of where I came from in black and white, shamelessly if a bit imperfectly. We are all scrounging for our own definition of "normal" in this world, and through many years of searching I have found something close enough. I love people, and whether you are old or new to the site, I welcome your friendship. We aren't here to just read and write poetry-- we are here to make lasting friendships that span throughout our lifetimes. Ask me for my name, if you'd like to get to know me.