In the Mirror

May 10, 2011
By meleavvelenata SILVER, Seattle, Washington
meleavvelenata SILVER, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my freedom" ~ Harmony
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission" ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Sexy fun time shorts" ~ Emily Mae


I am unpredictable,

the variable,

the unknown quantity,

the chaos factor,

Chemical X.

 

My mother sees the daughter that is different,

the odd one out,

the black sheep,

the ugly duckling.

 

My sister sees a bully,

the bad sibling,

she can blame her for everything.

 

Teachers see a student,

sometimes spacey,

easily distractable,

but who works hard.

Very intelligent,

large vocabulary.

 

The psychiatrist sees misplaced anger,

trust issues,

hiding within a shell.

A girl of self-harm.

 

My friends see a laughing,

talking,

shopping,

tough,

fighting,

helping,

nurturing,

girl.

 

My father sees

well, I’m not sure who he sees,

but apparently, she makes him proud.

 

When I look in the mirror,

I see inside myself:

anger,

sadness,

pain,

fighting.

 

But on the outside,

I see friends,

happiness,

playing,

singing,

laughing.

 

I see a lie.


The author's comments:

This was originally as assigned poem, but I modified it to be more truthful for this site. 

Update 01.04.16 -- Looking back on my teenage angst, I can't help but cringe. Sorry about this melodramatic crap, y'all.


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on Nov. 19 2016 at 5:58 am
meleavvelenata SILVER, Seattle, Washington
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my freedom" ~ Harmony
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission" ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Sexy fun time shorts" ~ Emily Mae

Trust me, I know. This is like 5 years old, and part of me wants to take it down because Lord, I was angsty AF. I can say that my writing has improved significantly since then, though I don't post much on here anymore.

on Jan. 4 2016 at 9:55 am
Cat_Actual BRONZE, East Earl, Pennsylvania
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This had a few lines I enjoyed, however, I feel that it could use quite a bit of work. This is a very over-used subject matter. You have to work hard to make it your own. Don't tell me. Show me. This is decent, but I think you have potential to do better, less cliched material.

on Dec. 13 2011 at 5:25 pm
meleavvelenata SILVER, Seattle, Washington
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my freedom" ~ Harmony
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission" ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Sexy fun time shorts" ~ Emily Mae

Thank you!! 

 


on Oct. 16 2011 at 5:20 pm
Come-n-Gone GOLD, Unionville, Missouri
10 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it funny how it only takes a few seconds to say hi, but forever to say goodbye?

I love this! I'm sorry if this actually implies to you, but it's genius! Never stop writing! And I'm so tagging this as a favorite!




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