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Used To Be

Empty shells that at a time were eyes
I am concealed behind a complex, fabricated disguise

Skin that’s ashen and dry as sand
All signs of possible awareness have been shut out and banned

Running my gaunt fingers across the dusty recesses of my mind
Reminisces have left me hollow, frozen, and emotionally blind

Anguish

Burning

Frustration

Yearning for some kind of

Personal identification

Broken, but are the shattered pieces still hidden somewhere deep inside?
I suppose I shall be the one who has to eventually decide

Yet for now, you are granted the old of the ancient key
To the girl who once used to be me




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unearthlyhaphazard said...
Aug. 17, 2009 at 7:53 pm:
Thank you so much, dreamer_believer! I'll definitely check out some of your work, as well.
 
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dreamer_believerThis 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...
Aug. 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm:
wow! it's so sad, and i can relate to everything. the flow is great. it has great description. its a very original, true and creative poem. one of the best :) 5 stars! check out some of my work and comment, i love the feedback. and keep writing!! :)
 
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unearthlyhaphazard said...
Aug. 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm:
Thanks, PK4evr and Zero_Kiryu! Identity crisis . . . that's a great description.
 
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PK4evr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 9:16 pm:
Wow, nice style! I like it :)
 
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Zero_Kiryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm:
This is a beautiful poem about an identity crisis. I love this, 5 stars.
ZERO
 
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