Confessions of an Ex-Wallflower

April 25, 2011
By BriarRose PLATINUM, Seneca, Illinois
BriarRose PLATINUM, Seneca, Illinois
24 articles 7 photos 162 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't need a rose. I want a daisy you picked for my hair. I don't want some fancy box of chocolate. I want a pink frosting cookie you made just for me. Lets skip the upscale restaraunt and have a picnic in the park.


Yes,
My hands still shake
Whenever someone
I don’t know
Starts talking to me

Yes,
My voice still drops
To just above
A whisper
Whenever I cannot find
The perfect words

Yes,
I still ask if I may
Before sitting down
With a group of people
Even if I know
Everyone present

Yes,
I still sit out
Most of the fast songs
At any given dance
No matter who I’m with

I am stronger than before,
And I am an ex-wallflower

I am not invisible,
Not a shadow
On the fringe of life

I am an ex-wallflower

Yes,
My hands still shake
But the rest of me
Does not
And I have the confidence
To look people in the eye

Yes,
My voice drops
But it does not fade
To silence
Because I have the confidence
To speak my mind

Yes,
I still ask if I may sit with any group of people
But at least I have the confidence
To walk up and ask
Instead of sitting
Alone

Yes,
I still sit out
Most of the fast songs
But now I have enough confidence
To enjoy every single
Slow song
And even a few
Not-so-slow ones



I am stronger now,
And I am an ex-wallflower


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Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 30 2011 at 7:34 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

This is really good, and I love it especially because I'm also an ex-wallflower. Great work! Think maybe sometime you can check out mine?

Riley_C GOLD said...
on Aug. 10 2011 at 5:27 pm
Riley_C GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends." -Brendon Urie

This is a really great poem. I love how people might perceive this person, the ex-wallflower, as weak in the beginning, but then you show them how far that she's come from where she was, and it changed the whole mood. 

Nicely done!!


on Aug. 1 2011 at 11:40 am
BriarRose PLATINUM, Seneca, Illinois
24 articles 7 photos 162 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't need a rose. I want a daisy you picked for my hair. I don't want some fancy box of chocolate. I want a pink frosting cookie you made just for me. Lets skip the upscale restaraunt and have a picnic in the park.

I'm glad you enjoyed this =] and you are more than welcome.  I actually wrote this as a sequel to a poem I wote called "The Wallflower"

 

Thanky you for the comment

 

--BriarRose @>--,---


on Jul. 31 2011 at 8:55 pm
AnnaC.Wysocki SILVER, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact.- Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 5, Scene 1)

I love this....I really really do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...




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