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The Things She Didn't Say

January 14, 2014
By itskatomall PLATINUM, Orlando, Florida
itskatomall PLATINUM, Orlando, Florida
32 articles 12 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh


It was the way she stared,
Into the distance,
Into the nothingness.

It was that smile,
That beautiful smile
That had long been lost
Along with everything else.

It was the long hair she grew out
To cover the fear
That burned in her eyes.

For the same words
That could push her forward,
Also pulled her back.

Her soft eyes,
A bright sky blue,
Faded, to a colorless grey.

Her crimson red cheeks,
Now stonewashed,
A pale white.

It was her soul,
Which she gave away,
But at what cost?

For the same words
That could push her forward,
Also pulled her back.

It was the image
That she hid behind.
The things she said,
Lie after lie.
I’m okay.
I’m alright.

It was the rumors
That were spread
About the girl
By her former friends.

All the people,
Who didn’t care,
Who didn’t help,
Who wouldn’t dare.

For the same words
That could push her forward,
Also pulled her back.

Help me.

It was the way she stared,
Into the distance,
Into the nothingness.

For the same words,
That could push her forward,
Also pulled her back.


The author's comments:
I wrote this piece because I wanted to spread the message about bullying and how the things that people say can affect really affect others. There are some people around us that feel like their whole world is crashing down, and sometimes all that they need is someone to help lift them back up.

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Katie O. said...
on Feb. 4 2014 at 7:15 am
Thank you!

Katie O. said...
on Feb. 4 2014 at 7:15 am
Thank you so much. That means a lot. I was hoping to spread the message about bullying.

on Feb. 3 2014 at 11:11 pm
TrinityLynn GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. it's about learning to dance in the rain"

i absolutely loved the message and strength of the poem. i love the repitition and rhyme through it and the image it creates.

on Feb. 3 2014 at 10:14 pm
author_musical PLATINUM, Torrington, Wyoming
27 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sweetie, if you're going to be two faced, at least make one of them pretty. - Marilyn Monroe

This is truly powerful. I enjoyed it. As a former victim of bullying and a current victim as well, I understand this so much. You doid a great job. And another thing you can do to spread the word about bullying is stand up for someone being made fun of every day. :) great poem.

sunshine23 said...
on Jan. 24 2014 at 7:51 am
I really enjoyed this poem because it painted a clear picture for me, and it was almost like telling a story. It's very deep and emotional and it's a great piece for spreading the message about bullying. Nice job!


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