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You've become absorbed
Just like everyone else
You've lost all sense
Of individuality.

You've disappeared
I don't know where.
I intend to get you back,
But will I be brave enough?

You've can't live like this forever
Surely you can see that.
But we know why you hide,
Why you fake it all.

Your troubling insecurity
Will catch you up.
But you know that already,
Don't you?

But still you run.
Run away from that girl.
Hiding behind the masks and walls
You've built for yourself.

Your desparate endeavour to become
The girl you long to be.
It's not working,
Is it?

We see behind your
Lies, secrets and masks.
You don't fol us.

How can you live with yourself
Knowing all the people you've hurt,
All the lies you've told?
I couldn't.

Sometimes your facade slips,
And that's when I know.
Underneath it all,
You're still there.

But how long until
You start believing your own lies?
How long until
It's too late to get you back?

The fake smiles
And the hollow laugh.
That's not you.
Where have you gone?

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clh52 said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm
wonderful -- you've conveyed the hurt to your readers! true emotion supported by thoughts. a few of the stanzas are a little rough, but you're on your way (:
Hollywog. replied...
Jun. 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Wow clh52

I just realised that last post must have looked like it was directed towards you... it wasn't!!

Thanks for the inspiring comment.. these sorts of comments are what make me get better!

Love and Sunshine,



Hollywog. said...
Dec. 31, 2009 at 12:39 am
Check your messages. I'm not childish enough to do this publicly.
cafrinn:) said...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm
I love this poem! It as so much truth and passion. Its so easy for me to relate too, I think you did a fantastic job at writing this :)
Hollywog. replied...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 11:31 pm
Thanks! Compared to your writing mine seems so weak!! It's so great to hear these sort of amazing comments. Thankyou so much!!
Catherine:) replied...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 8:24 pm
Don't be so hard on yourself! Your work is just as great, if not more. Everyone just has a different style of writing :) and I enjoy reading yours.
Hollywog. replied...
Oct. 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm
Thanks Catherine! Keep up the amazing writing... I'm glad you enjoy mine
Taylor A. said...
Aug. 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm
holly thats so true and yeah i know how you feel
dreamer_believer said...
Aug. 13, 2009 at 7:48 pm
great job! i have experienced this same thing, and i wish i would have had this poem with me to explain how i felt...you did a great job writing it and i can relate and feel all the emotion! BRAVO :) check out some of my work...i love the comments. great job on this one...5 stars! :)
Hollywog. replied...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 11:28 pm
Thankyou - your comment means so much to me =) you writing as amazing - I'm so glad people like you can relate to my writing.
Keep up the good work!!
Schubster said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 10:43 pm
i can totally relate from this poem on both sides...great writing. luved it.
xXsmileXx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 1:57 am
Wow. I really like this. My best friend is beginning to change too. Its like she'll do anything to be what everyone around her wants. Sometimes i wonder just how many personallities she has hiding in her...and which one's really her. You really describe your situaton well in this poem.(and mine) Keep writing! :)
Hollywog. replied...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 11:27 pm
Thanks so much - it's so great to know that people can relate to my writing - thankyou!! xx
Zero_Kiryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2009 at 9:26 pm
I love this and I think alot of people can relate. i had a good friend who got sucked into the snooty crowd until she was beyond return. ZERO
Evelyn said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 8:13 pm
i have a friend like that too. i know how u feel. Pray for your friend, God will answer your prayer like he did mine. My friend was going out with my other friend, both girls, and it hurt me. I prayed for 4 months and then they suddenly broke up. :) hope u feel better. -Ashley
ps: plz check out some of my stuff. :) thx
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