Belonging Speech Essay

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Today I’m going to tell you what I think of you, what you mean to me, what I’ve wanted to tell you all these years but have never had the courage to. (Take deep breath) okay, here it goes, I never understood why you carried on the way you did, I still don’t. I just wish you could’ve told me, told me why rather than having cried myself to sleep every night because of it. I don’t regret running away, even though you told me it was a cowardly thing to do. I don’t regret anything I’ve done in your presence and absences. Like that time when I knew you liked Jeremy but I moved in on him anyway. Or the many times I held your hair for you while you threw up after a big night. My goodness that was gross! However I will always remember the nights watching the breakfast club with our favourite men, Ben and Jerry. Why did it stop? Why did it have to stop? You know I needed you the most but instead of seeing me more; you pushed me away so you could spend time with your ‘cooler’ friends. That’s when it all changed. You dyed your beautiful golden locks a dark shade of red and purposely got piercings that you knew your mother wouldn’t accept. You changed. You were someone else. Someone that cared more about their reputation than the people they were leaving behind. I fought myself every day, torn between hating your guts and trying to stay calm and lie to myself that one day you’ll be the girl I once knew. You didn’t know any of this, because you weren’t there for me to tell you. Regrets I’ve had a few, but then again – ah, who am I kidding I’ve had a bucket load, but you were always there to pull me out of it. I just wish you were there ‘til the very end. I walked in and the waiter, recognizing me, offered me our usual seats with a friendly ‘Table for two as usual, by the window with the view of the creek?’ I just nodded. He brought the menus and placed them in front of our

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