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The girl with the profound amber eyes;

Her vivacious spirit
Stifled
By her own petty need to be
Accepted
Embraced

Loved

She yearns to please people
And she succeeds
Everyone always tell her how utterly exceptional she is

That’s not good enough though
She strives to be something more
Something…. better

Better. Better. Better.

The problem is,
By always trying to reach
That point of faultlessness,
She is pushing those ones away

The ones that
Accept her
Embrace her

Love her

Or used to


This distrust in herself holds her back
Like a ball and chain.



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iliketac0s said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm:
love all of your work! This one might be the best I think =D
 
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flaggirl2013 said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 9:31 pm:
This is so real and enjoyable, I love your work. This is my favorite one out of them all.
 
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Jetsrock10210 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 4:19 pm:
ahh i love it. its so good!
 
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sasssgirrrl22 said...
Feb. 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm:
u r so talented! i just luv it lol. ur poems mean so much. its like u experienced it first hand so of course, the reader can put themselves in the narrator's shoes. incredible job on all ur work!! :P
 
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