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Those Who Judge Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I'm like those who judge me.
I laugh when I hear a joke I like
I cry when I lose someone I love
I want to be surrounded by friends, not empty spaces
I hide myself inside a marble shell
I don't trust those who are kind to me
To be myself is not in my agenda
Instead I fight to stay hidden
Behind crumbling walls
Of marble, granite, and pieces of my heart
Am I human?
Why, yes I am.
I fret for today and hope for tomorrow.
I make mistakes that haunt me.
I make friends
I lose them.
I shoot for the stars
But I land back on the ground.
I dream of the future and repress the past
I'm like those who judge me.
They look at me
Porcelain people staring at a body of clay
But do they not see that we both bleed red
We dream in pleasant places
And sometimes in dark valleys
I'm like those who judge me.

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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LunaIsNotHere said...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm
Love it!! :)
 
real_as_can_be101 said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 11:25 am
wow, amazing! keep it up!!
 
FlyWithMe_899 said...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 8:36 am
very nice, i loved it. that was really good:)))
 
SilverMoon said...
Dec. 20, 2009 at 11:32 pm
I love this poem. It is so, so true. I feel what you're saying here.
 
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm
we're all equal, but some people a loss of brain. i can sense how you feel and i can't comment and tell you how that is, but some things are left better w/o words to destroy the silence. good job though. i liked it :)
 
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