My first college letter came in the mail,
I didn’t know what to say or how to react.
It was from an Ivy league school,
Looking at the envelope it said Yale.
I had to call my mother to tell her,
She had me open the letter and read it.
I was speechless after reading it and was so excited,
Now I’m questioning if I tell anyone else.
I soak in the moment as my mom wants to celebrate,
Meanwhile, I have a paper to write for my history class.
My mother ended up spreading the news to everyone,
Well family members and her friends for the most part.
The phone calls started pouring in to my house to congratulate me,
I was so thankful but had to tell my mom to not tell the whole world.
Going to school the next day, I told my best friends,
They were so happy for me, well...except for one.
I noticed her body language changed when I said it was Yale,
I guess the competition has increased to what college we get into.
The friendly competition has turned personal which isn’t good,
I thought the goal was for us to push each other for greatness.
She ended up telling other people in school because I took notice,
I saw her engaged in conversations mentioning my name and my college letters.
Now I have to prepare myself for the bullying and unnecessary comments,
I have to deal with people feeling uncomfortable with me getting a letter from Yale.
It’s not like I got accepted into the school, they’re just interested in me,
How is it that I can’t enjoy my moment of greatness and shine a little?
It’s bad enough social media is full of people looking for self-gratification,
Now I’m dealing with people thinking, I think I’m better than everyone else.
My mom tries to keep things in perspective as much as possible,
But I get tired of all of these hateful comments directed toward me.
This is the time where I sit and reflect on how my mom became successful,
She is a head honcho in Corporate America and people don’t like it at all.
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