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stadarooniEmpathy is the human superpower.
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The calm before the storm.

Anticipation

Breakneck winds did not outpace

Breakneck winds did not outpace the shrill whine of the plane; anticipation

Breakneck winds did not outpace the shrill whine of the plane; anticipation said objects are closer than they appear,

not including the future.

Uncertainty filled my eyes,

Uncertainty filled my eyes, my peers could not break the spell.

Six weeks of insanity in a new world:

Where were they?

Family. Friends. Home.

Gone. Gone. Gone.

My mind rapidly raced.

Reality merged with my worst dream,

Reality merged with my worst dream, as if it punctured my self-esteem;

Reality merged with my worst dream, as if it punctured my self-esteem; the blur could not be paced.

Butterflies all unbraced

Butterflies all unbraced my hyper attitude, now unschemed.

I could have just smiled or

I could have just smiled or slept for thirty minutes or

I could have just smiled or slept for thirty minutes or had awkward discussions or

I could have just smiled or slept for thirty minutes or had awkward discussions or stared at a hundred souls that were afraid like us.

That feeling when a hand smacks your face is not beautiful,

That feeling when a hand smacks your face is not beautiful, but luck brings some company.

How bad could six weeks be?

It’s just summer camp.

(Aside) So, I decided to post something old that I wrote in grade 12 (roughly one and a half years ago) for you all! :) I made very slight revisions here and there, but this is largely the original poem.

I used to be an Air Cadet, as many of you may know, and one summer, I was going on a leadership course for six weeks. It was terrifying, as I didn't know anybody around me and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It turned out to be the best summer of my life, though! :)

I can go into more detail about Air Cadets if some of you would like, although I have written a poem on it (here, on Commaful) and I also have a massive blog post explaining my entire experience in it. If you are interested, I will message you links.

I hope that you are all having a fantastic day or night! Thank you all for reading, and take good care! <3 P.S. I forgot to mention, the poem was written eight or so months after that summer course. :)

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