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Who I am

I was expecting this
Taunting and teasing
After I came to school like this
High tops
Straw in my hair
Smelling like cows
But it’s who I am

I expected the name calling
And spit balling
Flying in my face
And of course
The nasty note crumpled up
And tossed to my desk

But not this flyer
Advertising butchering
The slaughtering of my friends
That I’ve raised since birth.
This may be just one little joke
To her.
But to me,
This is war.

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TaphephobiaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm
Wow! This is really intense. It reminds me of my mom a little. She was a bit of a farm girl and often came to school the way it's described in here. Very nicely written.
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