Day One

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
The first day in a new job or a new college can feel very much like your first day of school.

Submitted: May 18, 2016

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Day One.

Do you remember your first day
a new job
a college
something like that?

Did it remind you of your first day at school
four years old
five years old
just a small child?

How it felt to walk in to that place
so small
so vulnerable
not sure what to expect?

Did you feel yourself being measured up
judged
compared
maybe found wanting?

The insecurities of what to wear
what to say
when to speak
and even who to talk to?

Did you see all the others
happily chatting
messing about
somehow seeming to fit in?

Did you feel so alone
like fleeing
like crying
like you just shouldn't be there?

But then someone speaks
smiles
says their name
makes you feel like a person again.

There's nothing so tough on confidence
as that step
that experience
of going in to Day One.


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