i held my own hand
cried on my own shoulder wiped away my own tears and picked myself back up that is when i learnt
that all the strength
i could ever need
was growing within me
‘growing pains’ is a collection of poetry about trauma, growth and love. it explores topics of intense young love, finding yourself after heartbreak, learning how to flourish on your own and regaining faith in love. the words in this book are a constant reminder that through all pain comes growth. i hope these words move you.