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She stands inside her music box,
She dances for all to see,
But the one thing they don’t notice -
She’s longing to be free.

Thin and gentle, delicate and small,
Her perfection makes them sigh,
She shows them all a smile so bright,
But inside she wants to cry.

Trapped in her box, nowhere to go.
She hasn’t got a choice,
All she longs for is to get out,
But her pain hasn’t got a voice.

Her arms are growing weary -
From holding the perfect pose,
Her body’s getting tired -
From standing on her toes.

Inside herself she’s screaming,
To make them stop the show,
She’s tired from performing -
But they can never know.

She stands inside her music box,
She performs for all to see,
A break is all she’s asking for,
But wait ... that dancer’s ... me.



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MysticMusicThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 1:57 pm
This is absolutely amazing and incredible, and so, so sad. It's how I feel sometimes and you've written it down so beautifully and tragically.
 
bewareofbunnyrabbitsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 1 at 9:24 am
Wow, how beautiful and sad. I love this. You are an amazing writer.
 
MissEmilyDickinsonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm
This is just absolutely, beautiful. So, descriptive and just so true. I can connect to it, a lot; I'm also a dancer or ballerina. I've actually been wanting to find a poem about this, and now I've found it. I don't when this was, but congarts on having this published! You deserve it. :) You have such a talent and greatness in you, and you are a wonderful writer and person. Thank you so much, for sharing this. :)
 
AlexandraL said...
Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:16 pm
So sad and I can really visualize it.
 
Laugh_Live_Write said...
Apr. 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm
I really like this poem. That last line is great!
 
TCP Killer said...
Apr. 4, 2014 at 10:11 am
this is just like my life
 
Claire_A This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm
What a heartfelt and well-spoken poem.  I really felt a connection to your poem and the metaphor you converyed.  Wonderful job on a wonderful piece.
 
HopeIsWhatWeCrave said...
Sept. 27, 2012 at 1:54 am
That is such a great poem! I am a dancer, and totally picture myself as the ballerina. Sometimes you just want to stop it all...
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 12:57 pm
this is really interesting
 
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