Contest entry for #Its-An-Age-Thing's Spring - Season of Change
contest.EDIT - CONTEST OVER!
I got a Honourable Mention!
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It should be pretty self-explanatory, but I'll still add a little insight on it, just in case someone wants to know more about it.
I was compelled to write this after thinking about my previous self - my "winter" self. The person I was during the winter of my life: totally unsatisfied with my life, I used to dislike myself and my past to the point of wanting to reject all I had been every day, and erase everything up to the present date.
It took me a lot of time to understand I was completely wrong. Most importantly, I'd never have been able to understand that alone. Luckily, I met a wonderful person - the most wonderful one I've ever met, and will ever meet. He showed me just how wonderful life was, and I gradually started thinking I really didn't need to cancel my past in order for better days to come: on the contrary, it would have been much wiser to treasure bad experiences as much as good ones, learn from them, and keep a record of them.
I also understood that I used to hate myself because I couldn't improve as much as I wanted. But only then I realized my only limit was actually my hate. By removing it, I was finally able to accept the person I was, am, and will always be; and I finally moved my first step toward improvement.
Yet, there was still something I had to get rid of: all the negativity in me. I learned to say farewell to grudges with a smile. I met the very essence of love, and my love revolved around life just like a sunflower round the sun.
That's what I gave up: hate. By freeding myself from it, the winter of my life was finally over; and a beautiful spring came to warm up my heart, delight me with its wonderful blossoms, sweep away all of the hail that had landed on my soul with fresh rain.
I most probably made lots - and I mean LOTS of mistakes in my little composition. I can't help it, since I'm Italian and I only know English because of my studies. Please let me know if you find some and I'll be glad to improve. Note:
some of them (e.g. splitting phrases between one line and the other, change in the word order - like inversion between verb and complement, usage of actually nonexisting words like "sorrowless" and "unwithering") are actually intentional.
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