Who Said It Can't Be Me?

January 10, 2012
Who said it couldn't be me?
All those months of reading those sections in magazines that tell you how to act to be "popular",
only to be a shadow of the girl that naturally seems to be.
I have odds stacked up against me like a deck of cards,
waiting to give me the worst hand at the table.
I bluff
I keep my pokerface
No one notices the uneasiness on the inside
Behind that façade,
the mask,
there's a girl that wants peek through the shades,
To see what it's like to come out
and see if there's a change.

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Villangel said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 10:38 am
This is a really interesting poem that, like Mrs. G, made me really think. Your words paint a story that many young girls can relate to. Really awesome job.! Keep writing.!
AndThenThereWasPaint.. replied...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm
Thanks so much! :)
Mrs. Eberle said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 7:23 am
Great Job Olivia!
Mrs G said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 7:12 am
What a powerful message. Life can be so hard with so many expectations put upon you- most especially to young women. Thank you for your inspiring words that made me think today.
AndThenThereWasPaint.. replied...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm
thanks for the feedback Mrs. G :) and Mrs. Eberle!
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