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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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. :)


ExpRESsY0uRse1F replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm
Yeah, its true. She was my best friend, but apparently, I wasn't really good enough for her. So she kind of moved on to the popular I wrote this poem. :)
windsoftime replied...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 11:39 am
Ye i totally know what is happening. My friend done that. I bet you were a really good freind. She's the one that's not the good friend if she joined another clique.
ChelseyChelsey said...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm
i really really realy really LOVE this poem
ExpRESsY0uRselF replied...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm
Lol, and thank you ChelseyChelsey!
Tink1350 said...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Great job. Very well written! Keep writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i was wondering if you could check out my book, the ember pendant?? Thanks in advance. (Trust me its only three chapters long because i don't know if I should post more.)
ExpRESsY0uRselF replied...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 10:40 am
Thank you, and I'll be sure to check out your book. :)
inkblot13 said...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 9:41 am
great job! This is very well written, keep up the good work! (PS- check out some of my stuff?)
ExpRESsY0uRselF replied...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm
Thank you, and I will definitely go check out your work!
sunshine04 said...
Jun. 15, 2011 at 10:37 am
thats totally awesome and the feeling u wantd to potray is done in great way keep it up:)
ExpRESsY0uRselF replied...
Jun. 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Thank you, I've noticed some of my best poems come from true emotions. :)


freeflow23 said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm
This poem is perfect. "I forgive the girl inside". How insightful.
ExpRESsY0uRselF replied...
Jun. 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm
Thanks, I worked a lot to make that last line perfect. :)
ExpRESsY0uRselF said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm
BTW, how long does it take to get approval for fiction pieces? I submitten 2 a few days ago, and I'm wondering how long it'll take. If anyone knows, please tell me!
ExpRESsY0uRselF said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm
I just wanted to say if anyone has anything they want me to check out, please let me know. :) I really appreciate all of your feedback, and would like to give you some if you want it.
LauraMeghan said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm
wow.. this is amazing. I love it!! great job :)
ExpRESsY0uRselF replied...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Thank you so much! I'm really flattered. :)
LauraMeghan replied...
Jun. 15, 2011 at 11:22 am
You're quite welcome. :)
Tigermoonlight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm
The poem and the thought is gorgeous! You are a beautiful person as well as a writer to honestly forgive someone in such a manner. 
ExpRESsY0uRselF replied...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm
Wow, thank you, I really appreciate your feedback. :)
ExpRESsY0uRselF said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 9:36 am
Hi, this is Caitlin, I just want to say please comment on my work whenever you take a look at it, thanks! Also, if you have time, please check out all of my other poems, and soon, a new fiction piece! :) Thank you so much!
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