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Who am I really? Am I just a figment of my own imagination? Am I just a speculator waiting in my seat as the landscape is pulled right by me? Am I subconsciously sitting there, or am I a pen and paper, writing down all the surprises and tragedies of my life?
My life is placed at the stiff toe of a leather boot. The hard fabric rubs against my sides, bruising the soft, tender skin beneath it. Do I actually see this? Or does the leather obstruct my view, shading me from the horrors of the world?
They took my child innocence from me, they told me about war and I witnessed all the pain, suffering, and death of the many that did not deserve it. Did they make me who I am? Or is this the truth?
I was carefree, a lone singing bird in its cage, still singing despite the sneers and laughs beside me. I closed my eyes, hid under my covers, far away from the troubles and depression that knocked on my window. Do these covers provide me protection? Am I a coward hiding from the truth?
These questions run through my head, aimlessly trying to discover who I am, but the truth is that this question will remain unanswered for as long as I live. It is not other people who form me. I form myself; these questions I ask are who I am now. I hide from myself, scared on what I might find.
But now, I ask you, who are you… really?



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polkaadots2882 said...
Jan. 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm:

i rlly rlly lyk this article. Amazing connections to everyday things we witness. I love how you put this as nonfiction which just shows that you actually mean these things and have experienced it before.

I have seen so many "who am i" articles, but this one is the best by far!

 

GREAT JOBBB!!!!!!!!

 
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calli016 said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 6:47 pm:
This is amazinggg Kelly! Keep it up! :)
 
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Aunt Barbara said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm:
Just amazing, Kelly! Makes people think...Love you!
 
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Brenda2468 said...
Jan. 20, 2011 at 11:15 am:

unbelievable a young girl wrote this....

So mature for her age.  just loved it

 
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KellyAnn21 said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm:
Thankyou guys for ur positive feed back!.....i really appreciate it!!! THANKYOU!
 
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Annie2499 said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm:
GREAT ARTICALE KELLY ANN!!! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!
 
KellyAnn21 replied...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm :

lol <3 ya 2!!!

Thnx :)

 
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Mia86740 said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm:

Very nice and very creative! 

I really like it ;)

 
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AndromedaGALAXY said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 10:38 am:
This piece is absolutely incredible. I cannot believe how deep and touching your writing is! You deserve to get this published!!!!!! GREAT JOB :)
 
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NicoleDilabrina2134 said...
Jan. 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm:
I love this!....its very well written.....I love you Author comments!.....very descriptive... :]:]:]:]:]:]:]:];]
 
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BASKETBALLCHAMP3456 said...
Jan. 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm:

I really enjoyed this. 5 Stars!....keep writing! I would like 2 read more!!!!!!!

Great!

 
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lolbfflslol said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm:
very nice :)
 
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Joanne P. said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm:
Very shocking about how deep a person can go with just a couple words. My vote goes 2 u!....how old are u?
 
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soocer4life2134 said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm:
I am not much of a writer but this article really moved me. It inspired me to rlly look down deep into myself. good job :)
 
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beth1067 said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm:
I really loved how deeply this was searched into ones soul. AMAZING!
 
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123456780 said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm:
Very good! I was shocked after reading this!....I hope this will be published in the magazine! WONDERFUL!
 
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