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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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mayasplee said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm:
Wow, this is absolutely amazing! Keep self advertising, it's working!
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm :
Ahaha, thank you!
 
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ElleNicole said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 10:28 am:

This is well written, I enjoyed it. =)

Would you mind checking out my work? Thanks!

 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm :
Thanks, I'll check out your work as soon as I can!
 
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dancer11srubin said...
Jul. 15, 2011 at 3:46 am:
it's a beautiful poem. Losing a best friend is one of the hardest thing one has to go through. I think you should put up more poems about this subject it's very relatable because everyone was once in this situation. And if u ever have time, if you could check out some of my poems I'm new on this website
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm :
Thanks, I'll check out your work as soon as possible!
 
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allywa88 said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 11:44 am:
About every story I've read has had a comment to look at this poem and at first it seemed a little sketch. Then I actually read it and was awestruck at how much I could relate to this. I still look through my former best friend's Facebook pictures and wonder what ever happened to her and what she used to stand for. Thank you for helpig me realize I'm not alone.
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm :
Thank you! Sorry that I basically asked for everybody in the world to come check out my poem, but I was really desperate! :) Thank you!
 
. replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 9:35 pm :
It was well worth it :)
 
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thefamoustapper.... said...
Jul. 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm:
This is great! I know exactly the feeling and you captured it fantasticly!
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm :
Thank you!!!
 
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Valerie said...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 8:29 am:
I checked out your poem because every time you post a comment you tell people to check it out. It's really good and i can relate to it exactly.
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm :
Lol, thanks!
 
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Creatore said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm:
Beautiful. This is something that anyone can relate to, in one way or another :)
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm :
Lol, thank you!
 
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WriterGirl33 said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm:
loved it!!!
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 9:04 am :
Thank you!
 
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nomore37 said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm:
So relatable and honest! Great poem! Keep on writing
 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 9:03 am :
Thank you!
 
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x-Miss_Invisible-x said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm:
I love it. Like everyone else said very relatable and I love the fact that you don't try to outdo the reader and just enough description. =) Keep writing, and if you get a chance, check out some of my poems, I could really use some pointers.
 
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