Accept Me

February 10, 2010
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“You’re just a freshman.”
That quote echoes my head
As I walk through the halls
Upperclassmen look down at me
Because I’m only 4’10”
They act like they’ve never seen “one of me” before.
Here’s the thing:
My height is abnormal.
My personality is different.
It’s almost as if I’m an alien from Mars.
Yes, I know I’m just a freshman.
What difference does it make?
Is it height, personality, abilities, experience?
So what?
What I’m trying to say is:
Don’t judge me.
Don’t judge me because I’m “just” a freshman.
Don’t underestimate me because of my disadvantages.
Look deeper instead of seeing a short, alienated girl.
Try to find what she wants deep beneath her blue eyes.
Don’t judge, don’t speak, just accept me.

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Hover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I can totally relate! I'm pretty short (or at least it feels that way ;D ). This piece really shows your anger, but also how at least you can accept yourself for who you are. Good job!

P.S. Would you mind checking out some of my work?

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