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The Many Faces of Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     Some call me quiet. Some call me loud. Some call me goth. Some call me punk. Some call me cruel. Some call me gentle. Many call me weird. Few call me sane.

I like the color black, so does that mean that I cut myself? I don’t wear pink, so does that mean I’m depressed? I wear heavy eyeliner, so does that make me emo?

People are too quick to judge. And I admit, I judge too - it’s human nature, and humans aren’t perfect. But it’s ironic how everyone says, “Oh, I don’t judge people,” and the next thing you know they’re whispering about the boy who dyed his hair green. I’m not saying that everyone’s like that, because I know some who don’t care how I look. And they’re true friends.

I love spending money on things other than clothes. I prefer to buy video games or CDs. So what does that make me? I also like writing dark poetry.

I believe everyone has a mask that covers their true thoughts. The prep wants to be punk. The punk wants to be known. The jock wants to do something other than sports. Shy people wish they could be bold.

Everyone has faces. They’re all a little bit of everything. I have a preppy face. I have a goth face. I have a jock face. I have a nerd face. I have a weird face. I can be whomever I feel like being. And I feel like being me.

So my many faces show. I can be obnoxious, and I can be reserved. Everyone has different faces, so we should realize that everyone has different sides.

Try to bridge the gap between the popular kids and the nerds. Try to bridge the gap that separates the preps and goths. So then, the many faces can be shown, including the many faces of me.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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music said...
Aug. 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm:
this is like my new favorite piece. its awesome you are really good. and yes im just the same as you the way you have described yourself in this peice is just like me in many ways all of it!!! i love it and you are perfect in diffrent ways weather you any of these but it doesnt matter what you were or what you do it doesnt count. all that matters is what you give to the world and how you treat others then they will hopefully treat you the same!!! i love this keep writing!!
 
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scary_fruit said...
Dec. 27, 2008 at 6:32 pm:
i like it.
 
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