"Fake" Is My Middle Name

July 21, 2011
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This morning the sun shines bright
through my bedroom windows.
And I lay here, covered by a blanket.
Ridden by guilt, anger, and pain.
But I glow with happiness, confidence, and love.
Who says honesty is the best policy?
The truth hurts more than anything.
Hey, aren't I a great actress?

I plaster makeup and hairspray on.
Flaunt myself in revealing clothes.
The cherry on top? A bright white smile.
Dishing out compliments like a dealer and winking at every passing
male specimen.
Hundreds of them turning heads around after passing, check out the scene from behind.
All the time, I just want to hurl.

Returning home from a busy day
is no high point of my day.
Mother's working.
Father's MIA.
Sister is happy as could be.
I race upstairs to my solitude
and strip my grimy clothing off.
Scrub fakeness off my weak, breaking body.
Acting is such a good gig, huh?

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Solei said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Hey its Solei :). Sorry i havent replied. I've been really busy. And i kinda stopped contributing work. I feel as if this isnt about how good your writing is. It about how many "friends" you can get to rate it so you can be the most popular. Popularity is oh so shallow T_T well sorry:) reply back or email me :D


CarnationXXRains said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm
It's good, unique, and I like it. Never feel afraid to be graphic, graphic is good, it will portray the emotion. I'm curious as to why all of this is going on, wish you would have explored that as well. But the mystery itsself is also good, leaves people wondering.
ElizabethAnn said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm
This is really good. I've been there. In fact I still am. I think you could have gone a little more into detail, but it's still really, really good. :D
Angie.Hudak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm
aww thank you! Yeah, I guess your right, I just didn't wanna make it like too graphic and everything. I hope you can get out of the terrible place, I know I hate it and myself for being there. But thank you so much!
spankys_the_name said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 2:22 am
oh thats kinda sad. :/
Angie.Hudak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm
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