A Farewell

December 2, 2010
By Rebekah Samuels BRONZE, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Rebekah Samuels BRONZE, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Think like a nerd
My father told me to do this
How am I supposed to accomplish this task?
Should I don bottle cap glasses?
Or what about suspenders?
Should I attain a voice reminiscent of Urkel?
Should I model my life after Hawkings and Einstein?
Shall I begin to change my identity to succumb to an identity of another?
I believe I already have.
Every day I begin to realize that more and more of my real self is gone
I do not know what is I and what is a concoction of ideals
It is daunting knowing that I’m fading
Fading into a sea of normal
Good-bye.


The author's comments:
I was stressed during finals week and my dad texted me and he stated that I need to think like a nerd while taking my exams. I was not sure what he meant by that, but I was inspired to write this poem!

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on Dec. 30 2010 at 12:43 am
Gettysburg63 PLATINUM, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do... the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S. Patton

 Nice poem, I visited Gettysburg last spring break. It's a great town. I loved wandering the battlefield. I sure wish I could see the massive re-enactment there.




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