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the Lesson you learn when trying to be Yourself

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You know that feeling don’t you?
When they stare
You can feel the icy daggers barring holes into
Your soul

You hear them whispering don’t you?
And giggling
You can feel it when they point and scoff at who
You are

You try not to notice don’t you?
But you can’t
You can pretend like it doesn’t bother you, but the truth is written on
Your face

You just don’t have the confidence do you?
But you can’t put on that mask each day
You can’t keep blinking away your tears
And keeping your emotions locked in chains.

You’re just trying to be yourself aren’t you?
But you really have to understand
You’re never meant to be yourself
Unless being you makes you someone else.

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Emmaline1224 said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm
this is SOOOOO amazing!!!! i soo wish i could write like that so jealous! jkjk! but seriously! haha keep writing!
Kelse This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm
Aw thanks Emmaline1224!!! you keep writing too! :D
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