Why me?

April 2, 2010
By hyperactivemayfly PLATINUM, Arlington Heights, Illinois
hyperactivemayfly PLATINUM, Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Un ange frappe a ma porte
Est-ce que je le laisse entrer
Ce n'est pas toujours ma faute
Si les choses sont cassées
Le diable frappe a ma porte
Il demande a me parler
Il y a en moi toujours l'autre
Attiré par le danger"


WHY ME?
That’s what so many ask themselves,
When they’re depressed, furious, lonely.
I don’t do that, don’t question my misfortunes.
Instead, I question my odd fortune.
Why do I get up at 5 am?
Why do I hate wearing shoes or socks?
Why do I squeal when I’m reading manga before school?
Why do I actually like broccoli?
Why do I read more than I pay attention in French?
Why do I laugh more than I read?
Why do my eyes change colors?
Why do I run outside at the slightest hint of rain?
Why do I dislike wearing my hair down?
Why, when I go outside to walk the dog, do I look at the sky and, upon seeing the crimson clouds mixing with the cerulean sky, invent a battle of epic, supernatural proportions in my mind?
Why am I me?
Because no one else is.


The author's comments:
I wrote this because it's true. And because I despise self-pity.

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firefly said...
on Jul. 2 2010 at 12:48 pm
Well said! We all dance to the tune of a different drummer. Your tune is very upbeat tne fun. I'm glad that each of us has our own note, and I hope that we're not dancing to someone else's music.

on Jun. 1 2010 at 9:18 pm
Well, well, well. I always knew you were a literary genius, but this is just amazing. See if you can guess who this is =]

on Jun. 1 2010 at 8:14 pm
hyperactivemayfly PLATINUM, Arlington Heights, Illinois
29 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Un ange frappe a ma porte
Est-ce que je le laisse entrer
Ce n'est pas toujours ma faute
Si les choses sont cassées
Le diable frappe a ma porte
Il demande a me parler
Il y a en moi toujours l'autre
Attiré par le danger"

Awww thanks! I love the quote, by the way. I might write something entirely different just spawning from that one quote...

HPGGMRAR GOLD said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:35 pm
HPGGMRAR GOLD, Kennesaw, Georgia
14 articles 6 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I musn't forget I'm alive."
Ray Bradbury (Dandelion Wine)

I agree!!!

Why should you ask "why me?" when you can be thankful for individuality?

I love the qualities you listed and could relate to almost all of them.

I forget where I've heard this, but your poem embodied this quote.

"And so she decided to be herself, because everyone else was already taken."



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