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(New Student Perspective)


I am shy and afraid.
I wonder if they even see me.
I hear the murmurs and rumors about me,
I want to be like them.
I am shy and afraid.

I pretend to be confident, unchanged by the stares.
I feel alone.
I touch my necklace as I worry what people think.
I cry because no on will ever understand how hard this is.
I am shy and afraid.

I understand that it may take a while to settle in.
I say "Hello," and hope for an answer.
I dream that I'll make a friend tomorrow.
I try to be myself, try not to act scared.
I hope to become more than just "The New Kid,"
But,
I am shy and afraid.



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IamtheshyStargirl said...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 10:57 am
Beautiful, I especially loved the little details of the poem, the quoting of new kid and hello, and the touching of the necklace, like she was seeking comfort from something familiar. Amazing work, you are some kind of a triple threat :) Amazing photography, phenominal watercolor, and quietly gorgeous poetry.
 
Emily L. replied...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Thank you so much!

i wrote another one with the opposing view (i.e shy girl v.s popular girl)

should i post it?

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm
Yes! I think that'd be awesome! I love poem pairs and groups.
 
Emily L. replied...
Jun. 23, 2011 at 9:47 am
I posted my second one! its just waiting for approval now :)
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Okeydoke, I'll keep an eye out for it :)
 
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