Seeking and Hiding

June 6, 2009
By Musicbox985 BRONZE, La Salle, Illinois
Musicbox985 BRONZE, La Salle, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world, indeed; it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead


The silence echoes,
The talking mutes,
Ones in the know
Are now confused.
I am among the few of them -
Caught in the collision of women and men.
They search; I find,
They look; I hide -
Scared to show who I really am.
The more we know,
The less the person -
Striving for identification,
Understanding,
And a clue -
Who you are now is you.
No need to rush to find the human
That lies deep within.
Once in the moment to find yourself,
The process will begin.
It's not a life-long dilemma,
Or something for right now.
You duck your head under the surface
And get lost in the crowd.
You're not a single confused being,
Someone not sure how to be used,
There's plenty of people in the confused sea,
Who feel the same way too.
Disregarding the actions and problems
Constantly thrown at them,
Not knowing the person who got through it all
Is the person that they've been.
Living for the reason and not for life,
Looking at others for the answer
And not seeing the true light.
Who we've been is not who we are,
But we've evolved from that past being;
Living,
Breathing,
Asking,
But never truly seeing.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem when in a science class. Math class was before this, and I did not understand anything going on in the class. I looked around and noticed the majority of my friends were understanding our lesson. Why did they all seem so perfect? I couldn't talk to them about how I was feeling because I knew that they wouldn't understand. When my science homework was finished, the words flowed onto the page, without hesitation. I hope after reading this, you'll understand that who we are now isn't who we will always be. (One day I'll understand that math lesson!) Also, wasting time trying to figure out who you are is pointless. In my eyes, one day, you'll know. All the choices you make now decides it. Every single one of them matters. Don't hesitate talking to someone about it. It's okay to be scared, just don't let it control everything! --Nadia :)

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