I AM WHO I AM

September 12, 2009
By amanda727 PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
amanda727 PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
33 articles 2 photos 245 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't let anybody tell you who you are; don't let anyone tell you that you don't deserve what you're willing to work for.
Never give up; you\'ll never know how far you could go until you try to get to where you want to go.


So, i just have something that needs to be said....

Okay, life can suck and when self-absorbed Barbie clones tell you you're not perfect and point out your flaws, life gets harder. That's the way it is.

They whisper behind your back, and then tell you to your face that you're not them. Well, there are some things I think other people need to know.

I walk through the halls every day,weighing in at 115, average for an athlete. I wear my skinny jeans and vests while those skinny, long-legged, dress-wearin' cliques come up and laugh at my outfit and then tell me I'm big.

And this is what I say...."Congrats, psycho, you're a zero...but I'm about as hungry as you look so I'll go eat some pizza." I'm proud of my size-7 frame because it means I'm not like everyone else. I spend my time on the court, not on the scale.

You can call me fat and gross, I'm not gonna' care cause' I like who I am. I'm okay with it. I do have flaws...haha yeah, my eyes are uneven, I had braces for three years,my legs are a bit short. My thighs jiggle when I walk, I lack a butt, and I still drink Slurpies with a curly straw.

I don't own any lip gloss, I wear outrageous make up, I don't even know what concealer is. I buy $1.00 eyeliner at the drug store and I think black nail polish is the shiz. I laugh at inappropriate things, I eat burgers and fries more than anything. My knees are kinda' weird and my toes are the almost the same length.

So, if you're one of those girls who make other people feel crappy about themselves, I have one thing to say to you: kiss my unexistant butt!


The author's comments:
I think this piece pretty much explains everything but...
I am who I am; you are who you are. Your identity is in you and you don't need to forget that. Everyone has flaws, even the people who may make you believe they're all that in a bag of chips. Just remember that you're awesome the way you are and don't take crap from anyone.

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on Jan. 15 2012 at 8:28 pm
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

scene! I love this poem and it describes the way I'm looked at and the way I look, dress, and think. I love you hun! btw my poetry still has not been accepted... :/ reply back to this comment.

on Jan. 12 2012 at 6:21 am
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur

*115..not 155

on Jan. 12 2012 at 6:21 am
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur

I can so relate! Im a soccer player and 155...though im only 5'1 i jus gotta know im who i am! what an encouraging poem!

ninja17 SILVER said...
on Dec. 7 2011 at 9:26 pm
ninja17 SILVER, Las Cruces, New Mexico
6 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we love leaves us, but the truth is, it's not our loss, but theirs, for they left the only person who wouldn't give up on them."

Oooh burn!! hehe :) This made me laugh! I love reading your stuff! A lot of girls like that really need to shut up and look at themselves. You did a great job :)

on Oct. 18 2011 at 8:44 am
RandomRanda GOLD, Paoli, Indiana
10 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ill never improve, if i don't try
I'm Dancing for my life (im living my life).
Im all me! NO ONE is changing me!

this has spoke to me! i try to say something positve bout me eveyday! its hard! i mean i go thro school everyday getting called names, getting made fun of! its really stupid how people can put people down! i mean wow i cant do it! this is great keep writing! you inspire me to write and stay alive one more day!

on Jul. 7 2011 at 10:36 pm
Dragonscribe BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A Person's a Person no Matter how Small"
and
"A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet"
and
"God helps those who help themselves"

This really made me laugh! And for the record, you totally don't sound fat. My whole middle school life I've been preoccupied with being shorter and skinnier than I am (five foot nine and about 140 pounds) but it's pointless to worry. Being fit does not mean being a stick. And I, too, don't know what concealer is. I don't wear makeup not because I don't care how I look but because I don't like spending that much time on my appearance - it's too much of a hassle. Thanks for posting this!

on Nov. 1 2010 at 10:08 pm
Bballgrrl SILVER, Loveland, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Success is not measured by what you accomplished but the oppostion you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. 
-Orison Swett Marden

I AGREE ENTIRELY. IM AN ATHLETE ALSO. I PLAY TENNIS, BASKETBALL, SWIM, AND RUN. I WEIGH IN AROUND 105 AND IM FIVE FOOT. IM HAPPY WITH WHO I AM THOUGH. I WEAR DRESSES ONLY ON RARE OCCASSIONS. I HATE HOW PEOPLE ARE SO MEAN AND ACT LIKE YOU DONT MATER. I DO, I agree

on May. 15 2010 at 9:54 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
22 articles 0 photos 281 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

haha i luvv this! this is so perfectly worded & <3 ur attitude! this is really good. ur a gr88 writer

on Apr. 29 2010 at 8:11 pm
that was worded perfectly and yeah i cant stand those girls because they dont really have anything to show but their perfect bodies and faces lol


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