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You Thytrocious Thyle Of Crap: I’m A College Student

Post Published: 09 June 2010
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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(Written by Madison, Hashimoto’s – High School Graduate today!)

Dear Thyroid;

You Thytrocious, Thyle of Crap;

I’m a College Student.

Wait for this day to end

and us to part

To grab our backpacks and

be on our way

For that bell to ring and

life to start

The future has been

graphed on this chart

Our lives will soon begin

in late May

Wait for this day to end

and us to part

Across that stage

it’s easy to lose heart

To wander in strange places

and stay

For that bell to ring and

life to start

But turn around to find

we’re not apart

Standing beside you in

robes we may

Wait for this day to end

and us to part

This life don’t

forget for the most part

We were here beside you on

this glad day

For that bell to ring and

life to start

Know what fine greatness

lies within your heart

But don’t forget

that simple leading bell

Wait for this day to end

and us to part

For that bell to ring and

life to start

It has come down to that time of my story. I started writing to you, thyroid about a year ago. Headed into my senior year of high school with hopes and joys that could touch the sky. I was so afraid of what might happen this year that maybe you would quit on us and I would wind up in a not-so-happy-place. But, you did not; you held on until January, where we met the Endo Lady for the first time. She helped us right.

This year has been the most, everything, is the only way to describe, the friends we’ve made, and lost, the tears we cried and laughs we had. We are about to go on another frightful journey. One that we will decide our life by. My life. The place where I will learn more than the test, and learn to be me, and love me for me. I have achieved so much, even with you, hurt thyroid. We have achieved so, so, so much. I can’t help but think of this as bittersweet.

We won’t have the protected walls of high school to hide behind anymore. We will only have ourselves without blue face paint and ribbons. We will be trading those for maroon and a new mascot to cheer for. A new place to make a home out of.

Four years I spent trying to figure what was wrong, only to be solved by a tiny pill. We had our place there as a book on a shelf we fit right; in-between Princess and the Pea and Tim O’Brien’s Things They Carried. For we all know how hard it is to sleep at night with the pressure, but a pea on your trout.

But n Also, we all carry our hopes and dreams where everyone can see them in our necks. Begging for them to be spoken. For those dreams to be screamed at the tops of our lungs. Only to be stopped by the pressure of a pea. I’m — We’re beginning a new; a new journey that will take us to my dream, of becoming a writer. They will teach, and I will learn how to become a great journalist. To take down the stories of others.

I wait for these days to end and my life to start, for that bell to ring and us to part. I am more than a Thypunzel, I can slay my own dragons. I no longer worry about prom dresses, and most importantly, you thytrocious, thyle of crap; we’re going to College!





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11 Responses to “You Thytrocious Thyle Of Crap: I’m A College Student

  1. Congratulations Madison! You have achieved so very much. I read your poem and letter and it moved me to tears. A great writer you will be!

    Love and hugs,


  2. Gianna says:

    Hey girl,
    Congrats about college and keep writting like that cause you will go very far! You rock…hello college!!
    All the best!

  3. Dear Thyroid says:

    Sarah – Maddi’s letter and poem moved me to tears, too. So proud of her. She made it through the year, and is heading to college. WOW. WOW. WOW.

  4. Dear Thyroid says:

    Gianna – BEAUTIFUL SHOW OF SUPPORT – I totally agree with you.

    Ah, so proud of our Maddi.

  5. Monica says:

    Congrats, Madison.

    Your journey is exciting and scary, whether it is at college or dealing with your thyroid. You’re a fantastic writer and you will do well on your life path. You should be proud of yourself.

    ☮ ♥

  6. CONGRATULATIONS, Madison!! I’m SO proud of you. You’ve endured so much in your high school years and you’ve obviously done it with grace and dignity. You’re an inspiration. I hope college proves to be the very best time of your life. I hope you’ll keep us posted on your journey. You slay those dragons, girl!


  7. Dear Thyroid says:

    Monika – Great show of support! I agree with you totally, Maddi IS a great writer.

  8. Dear Thyroid says:

    Beautifully said, Joanna “Slay those dragons, girl” – and she will, no doubt about it!

  9. Nicole Wells says:

    Congrats Madison! You’re very brave, and with the strength you obviously possess, you will easily take on any challenges college throws your way. You’ll also have an amazing time!

  10. Dear Thyroid says:

    Well said, Nicole! Great show of support for Maddi. So excited for her.

  11. Donna says:

    Hi Madison, I think you are amazing and wish you the best. Please continue with your writing because you have great talent. Hopefully, you will become a voice for all of us and help with awareness. Good luck in college and have an awesome time :)xx

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