The Girl Inside.

March 13, 2011
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.
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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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.
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 9:03 am
Thank you, and I'lll definitely check out your poems!
topofmylungs said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm
Such a real poem.
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 9:02 am
Thank you!
Elizabeth B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 6:05 pm
very good. i like it a lot. i can relate to the poem which definitely makes it even better. keep on writing! good luck.
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm
Lol, thankks! If you have time, please check out my 2 new fiction pieces, Waiting, and For Them, 
ExpRESsY0uRse1F said...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Hey everyone, thank you for taking the time to check out my poem! I really appreciate all the feedback and ratings! Also, if anybody has time, please please please check out my new fiction piece called Waiting. Thank you so much!
changerswriter said...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm
Wow. Amazing! I love this poem- it definitely deserves to be published! This reminds me of a poem I wrote, Dark Angel... Would you mind checking that out and critique and or comment? Thanks. I know your busy! But I truly love this piece! Good luck! Keep writing!
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm
Lol thanks, and I'll definitely check out your work!
ExpRESsY0uRse1F said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 7:13 pm
Hey, thank you all for checking out my poem, but please, if you have time, check out my first fiction piece that I have posted on Teenink. I normallydon't write fiction, but I wanted to try it out and see how it please try to check it out and comment on it! It is called Waiting, in the fiction section. Thanks!
RhythmAndRhyme said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 11:49 am
So relatable, it's not even funny. I have a couple of friends like this. You did a great job capturing those emotions people feel at these sort of moments. Great job! (And, since you're a really great writer, do you think you could take a look at my stuff? Give me some feedback, maybe? Thanks if you can! Great job on all of your poems!)
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm
Thank you and I'll be sure to check out your stuff!
Warm_My_Heart said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 12:40 am
This is a very well structured poem with much meaning. Well done!
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm
Thank you!
Tess213 said...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 10:37 am
This is realy good and i know what you mean! i really want to check out all of your work!!!!! :) im new but not new to poetry so if i post more will you check it out? lol well im going to check your out now!
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm
Lol, and I'll definitely check out your work if it gets posted!!! :)
StephD said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Wow this is really great!
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Thank you!
foreveryoung21 said...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm
i had a friend like this and it sounds like we are very similar and I loved this poem
ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jun. 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm
Lol, and yeah, I really wanted to write about something a lot of kids could relate too. And thanks!!!
windsoftime said...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 9:21 am

The Poem was really good! Is that really true about the girl being your best friend and then turning different? I would like to know if that is alright because I know what that is like. :)


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