Beneath This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

May 22, 2009
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What if … you looked deeper?
Have you ever noticed
That the person you've looked down upon
And the one that you've always made
jokes about
Is really just hiding under the same clutter
as you?

Under that crazy hairdo,
Beneath those fake laughs,
Under that smile you see every day,
Beneath the blank face that stares at yours,
Under that expensive or run-down home,
Beneath all that makeup,
Under every dark hood,
Beneath those classy shoes and the
pricey pants,
Under every height, weight, and color,
Beneath those failing grades and the good ones too,
Under that job title and responsibility,
Beneath all that anger and wrath,
Under the tears and depression,
Beneath all the hostility and fear,
Under that chaotic religion and the immorality,

There is a person.

When you least expect to find a friend, you find a companion who's just like you.
It's under all that junk.

There's more to her than you think.

There's more to him than you think.

There's more to you than they know.

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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oceansblue17 said...
Nov. 30, 2009 at 11:39 am
this poetry is simply amazing. I am used to hearing about butterflies and gardens, bad break-ups, things like that. This is a really awesome poem, and I hope that I will hear more like this.
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