This poem, After A While by Veronica Shofftstall, was very popular back when I was in college. And it resonated very deeply in me because I was still very insecure then... unsure of what will happen to me, if I will ever be happy, what will come of my dreams.
It encouraged me to go, be my own person, and tend to ME.
This other poem, I read when I was already about to get married, I think. It seemed fitting... after finding yourself, you can now lose it again and evolve because you can also truly love. The original poem is more beautifully written... but it's still really nice to have grown up and be able to appreciate this one.
It validates all the pain and drama of the yesteryears.
And I just recently found out that the author of the second one, Adrian Tecson, wrote it when he was still in college :)