The Girl Inside.

March 13, 2011
By rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.


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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on Jun. 12 2011 at 11:47 am
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Wow, thanks, that means a lot to me! :)

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on Jun. 11 2011 at 11:50 am
Elaine1 SILVER, New Port Richey, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I love what I do and do what I love" "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game" "Tell me something I don't know"

Nicely done and very well written. I really like this peom and in reading it I can already tell you are a very soft spoken writter and you can be very emotional in your writing as well if need be. I truly look forward to reading more of your work when I get the chance and I sincerily hope they are all just as good as this one if not they will be better in every way. Thank you again for giving me the opertunity to very your work it is truly an inspiration.

on Jun. 10 2011 at 9:36 am
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

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!

on Jun. 9 2011 at 7:16 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Thank you, and i definitely agree with you!

on Jun. 9 2011 at 7:15 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Thank you Shyzilla!

on Jun. 9 2011 at 7:00 am
HorseLover SILVER, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat."~Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist

I've just read everything you've posted on here and I have to say I think this is the best one. It was really amazing to read. I wish I could write something like that!

on Jun. 8 2011 at 9:02 pm
TheLemonadeCrusade SILVER, Huntersville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the whole world, and all there ever will be to know and understand"

I really liked it..especially because I felt I could relate. Really great (:

on Jun. 8 2011 at 7:44 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Thanks JoPepper, and I'll be sure to check out your work!

on Jun. 8 2011 at 7:44 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Thanks Stpaulian, that means so much to me!

 


on Jun. 8 2011 at 7:43 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Thank you the.world.in.my.eyes!

on Jun. 8 2011 at 7:43 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Thanks forever_an_artist! :) I appreciate it!

on Jun. 4 2011 at 6:06 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

This is really really really good I like how you compared the two opposing forces!  This is relateable to nearly anyone! Can you please check out some of my stuff and comment and Rate!!!!!!!!!!!

on Jun. 1 2011 at 7:36 pm
Stpaulian BRONZE, Kewadin, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Bad Spellers of the world 'untie'.

i'm so glad you posted this. I absolutly love it! Amazing:)

on May. 27 2011 at 9:43 am
the.world.in.my.eyes BRONZE, WEST BABYLON, New York
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Favorite Quote:
if you love something, let it go.if it comes back to you, its yours.if not it was never meant to be, move on.

this is such a great poem! it really is true and thank u for sharing it with the world :) good work :)

on May. 11 2011 at 10:32 am
forever_an_artist BRONZE, Mint Hill, North Carolina
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Wow! I love this! The wording flows beautifully and the message is something I can totally relate to. Great job!

on May. 3 2011 at 3:51 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Wow, thank you so much! 8) But I wrote about this especially because it was something that most girls in junior high and highschool can relate to it. Thanks for your support! 8)

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on May. 2 2011 at 4:03 pm
bbeast BRONZE, Anaconda, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Ouch! You're tearing my heart out with memories. I'm so sorry that you had to endure something so heartrending. I've totally been there before. I'm not sure I'll ever completely heal. 'Cause like you said, "Even though I don't forgive the girl who snickers at me in the halls" which I cannot do. I do "forgive the girl inside."

Thanks for sharing this. It was very insightful, and reminded me of who I know my friend is inside. I owe you one.


on May. 2 2011 at 8:51 am
Zazawish777 GOLD, KC, MO, Missouri
16 articles 2 photos 100 comments

Favorite Quote:
life isn't passing me by, it's trying to run me over!

Thanks! :)

on May. 1 2011 at 11:38 am
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Once again, thank you! 8)

on May. 1 2011 at 11:38 am
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

Sorry for the reaaally late reply, but I will definitely try to check out your work! 8)


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