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My First Year
I know I’m slow but I’m a bit scared
I know I’m nervous but I can feel the stares
I know you are getting upset with me because I don’t know
I know we been here a long time and you’re ready to go
This is hard for me but I want to prove to you
That I can do this but I need you to see me through
These long hours are quite rough
I still keep pushing and in your eyes it’s still not enough
I make mistakes just like the next person, so please be patient with me
When you were in my shoes , did you make mistakes and begged for a plea, like me
Did you know I only wanted to make you proud
But I was startled when you yelled at me so loud
I felt the embarrassment worse than death
I felt humiliated as if I had nothing left.
I cried on my break without even eating
Yet I still come back to the floor for more of your beating
The changeover challenged me like nothing other
The intimidation of you and those around me was beyond a smother
Why are you treating me like this when all I want to do is understand
With your knowledge and expertise, you should be lending me a helping hand.
I am still processing believe it or not
And this process is a lot
I’m still going to come back tomorrow to prove to you I can do this
Years from now I hope you read this with sure bliss
This is my First Year and not my last.
By Ashley “ Smash “ McGinnis
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