The Thief

July 6, 2010
For a time I thought there was a thief among us
Causing all of my hurt and fuss
He stole my identity
And pulled me into a blind conformity
He took what made me an individual
And dropped me into a life too habitual
I do not know how to stand out
And I am too afraid to shout
Scream for what he stole
And take back my soul
What made me unique is gone
Now I am like the ducks, not a swan
Beautiful in my own way
That is what I used to say
Now I am like everyone else, a clone
I can no longer think on my own
Walking in perfect lines, dressed the same
An insignificant copy is what I became
The pressure is so strong
He is as mean as the day is long
I was mocked by him
Until I could no longer grin
I needed to change
Or I would be forever labeled as strange
There was no way out
I was filled with sadness and self doubt
I had no clue who the thief could be
But now I realize the thief, was me

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crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm
The ending is great!!!! i love it!!!! if you could please rate and comment on my work that would be great!!! thanks and ur really good!!!
Esperanza replied...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm
Holy cow! this is great! the ending was spectacular!
JKinner93 replied...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 11:40 am

This is really spectacular! the ending was really amazing too!  

If people could comment on some of mine i also have Forumns

book-keeper26 replied...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm
thank you all so much :) tell your friends  and i'll love you forever haha
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