Do You Know Me?

August 1, 2010
By Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore


Do you know me?
I know you think you do.
You look upon the surface,
but deeper is where I dwell through and through.

You see my face
You see a mask
You see my strengths
And you see my past

You look upon the surface,
but the water’s not much to see
unless you dive down deeper,
where my soul is finally set free.

Do you know me?
Do you know I’m more than just a brain?
I’m not a perfect snapshot,
and I’m more than your little game.

Do you know me?
Do you know my life’s not a perfect ten?
Do you know that I have struggles?
Do you know I have to pretend?

You look upon the surface,
but you don’t look deep enough
to realize you don’t know me
without the pretenses and fluff.

Do you know me?
Do you know my selfish side?
Do you know that I am stubborn,
or that I get frightened and run and hide?

Do you know me?
Do you know that I am strong?
Do you know that I’m determined,
or that I know right from wrong?

If you dive below the surface,
you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find.
Revelations will abound
like vision to the blind.

If you dive below the surface,
you’ll realize the biggest shock of all
is that I don’t know if I want you
to see these things at all.


The author's comments:
This isn't about any one person in particular, but just about people in general who assume they know you. I guess the point is that it's impossible to truly know a person completely, and therefore we shouldn't assume that we do.

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on Jul. 17 2011 at 1:43 pm
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

This is good. =) Check out my work?

Danica SILVER said...
on Oct. 4 2010 at 12:06 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks so much for reading it :)

on Oct. 3 2010 at 3:32 pm
Luminescence BRONZE, New Shoreham, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"Writer's block: n. When characters get tired of everything you put them through and go on strike."

Beautiful! And so true.

Danica SILVER said...
on Sep. 6 2010 at 10:05 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks! :)

runnermom said...
on Sep. 6 2010 at 12:19 am
This is so true.  Nobody truely knows anyone else like they know themself.  Well said!!

Danica SILVER said...
on Sep. 5 2010 at 10:26 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Not really.. actually it just sort of came out lol

. said...
on Sep. 5 2010 at 6:49 pm
did it take a while to write this>?

Danica SILVER said...
on Sep. 4 2010 at 7:05 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks so much :)

. said...
on Sep. 4 2010 at 11:52 am
WOw!! this is too good..and true.


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