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The Girl Inside.

She is their doll
Their slave.
She is a mirror image of their motions
And follows them around like a hungry dog.
She hides under her thick mask of makeup and forced smiles.
But it is the girl inside
That was once my true best friend.
Now she’s at the other end of the cafeteria
Sitting beside the queen of the kingdom.
A cruel-hearted witch in designer’s clothing.
I on the other hand
Live in the land of the wandering minstrels and scholars
Our noses forever buried in books
Our premises overflowing with laughter.
But
I can see that look of longing when she spots me giggling along
To something that I actually find funny.
I can see that gleam of regret
When she notices how at ease we are at our lunch table.
And I can see that blush of shame
When we lock eyes for a quick moment.
Even though I don’t forgive the girl who snickers at me in the halls
I forgive the girl inside.



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rachelmuschett This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm
Very relatable! The way friendships seem to fall apart, and the person isn't the one you used to know. I also really like the title because at first glance, you'd think it's about you. Good job! I like the descriptions.
 
TheBadSun said...
Feb. 27, 2012 at 8:26 am
NIce!!!! not bad at all 
 
Muzix said...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Always remember to be yourself those who are your real friends will accept you so yes i am glad you forgave her cause its her lost I LOVE YOUR POEM!
 
ADreamerDoesntHaveToBeABeliever said...
Dec. 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm
This poem is well written and reminds me of one of my friends.
 
LifesIllusion said...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 8:26 am
Amazing! This is my favorite piece from you so far:) I can totally relate to it and the metaphors are my favorite part. Very clever.
 
garthgirl8888 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm
Wow! This is really good and I loved the way you used metaphor and similes to make it unique (that would be the english teacher way of describing why I like it). The me way of describing why I liked is is just that it is very visceral and emotional, and very relatable. Great job!
 
CaeCae97 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm
This is a grreat story! Keep up the good work.
 
Book_addict said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 11:50 pm
You are TOTALLY someone I am going to check for future work (and this is the first thing I looked at).  Keep up the AWESOME POETRY!
 
Bookworm1998 said...
Aug. 6, 2011 at 7:03 am
really really good. this is the first time i'm visiting the poetry section and i'm glad yours is th first poem i checked out :)
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm
Thanks that meant a lot!
 
msn9896 said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I only comment on stuff that I find relevant to my life, but I think this is something A lot of people can relate to. Chech out my work please :)

 

 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm
THank you!
 
McKenzie J. said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm
I really like this. It's really good. It's totally true too! For a lot of girls.
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Lol yeah

 

 
writerfreak21231This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm
i know ow u feel, i had a friend like that. is this actually true? was one of ur friends like that? because i'm really sorry! :) great job! u speak from ur heart!!! :)(:
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Thank you, and yes, actually 3 of my friends did this.

 

 
writer015 said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 8:13 am
LOVE THIS! :)
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm
Lol thank you!
 
jomi973 said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm
this is a great poem. i know exactly how you feel.
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm
Thank you!
 
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