❝A struggle with body image is a study of physicalities and of the mind itself, for the mind plays with what the eyes perceive. The body, mind, and soul are connected, and it is up to us to determine how to respect them.❞ - Me These writings are my observations and perspectives, some full of laughter and fun, others painful and dark, suffocating, leaving me with nowhere to run. ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ A collection of unedited poems I wrote extemporaneously (ages 14-15), as well as a chockfull of quotes. This books contains my: Poems 1-104 & Quotes 1-95. Formerly known as: ❛My Poems and Quotes Book (Vol. I),❜ 2016-May 2020. ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ A W A R D S Chosen for recognition during Wattpad's 2021 Black History Month celebration: added to multiple Wattpad verified shortlists, #CelebrateBlackLivesMatter, Black Stories Matter,...; promoted on Instagram; featured on Wattpad's home page. Best Rankings (That I saw in 2021 so far): February 6, 2021: #1 in poetrycollection out of 23.1K stories; #10 in poem out of 160K stories; #9 in poems out of 91.8K; #23 in thoughts out of 79.1K; #20 in nonfiction out of 40K; #8 in thoughtsandfeelings out of 10.5K stories; #10 in wonder out of 5.7K stories. Best Ranking (That I saw in 2016): December 13, 2016: #85 in Poetry (I hit 65 before but Idk what day it was .-.) THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR PUTTING UP WITH THIS BS BOOK!! :D 2017: Second Place Winner of Wattpad Oscars; Third Place Winner of WritersStruggle Awards.