Is this me or being a teen?

August 30, 2011
By SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"


I hate specific memories....
I just remembered that dying my hair doesn't change my person
I guess I forgot....
Sometimes I wonder
If everything I do is really a mask
If my clothing style is just a cover,
and all my likes and dislikes are there
simply to hide who I really am
I wonder who
I really am
And could I find it
if I looked?
How hard would I have to look?
I guess being a teen
is just what this is called,
But it's simply aggravating.
Whatever,
What does it matter?
Anyway, all this does is hurt my thoughts
and kill my self-esteem.
Surely it's worth knowing
If they like me, or my mask



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on Aug. 25 2013 at 4:28 pm
Wondering_About_Infinity SILVER, New York, New York
6 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm nobody! Who are you?" -Emily Dickinson

nice job, this is great! TEENAGE GIRLS (boys too, I guess) WE MUST BAND TOGETHER AGAINST OUR FREAKIN' INSECURITIES!! srsly, this poem is empowering. I feel like telling that mirror, "HELL!" Really good, because it's really true.

on Jun. 8 2012 at 5:19 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

Awww, you're so sweet! Thank you. ^-^

on Jun. 8 2012 at 11:35 am
AdrienneMPayne SILVER, Gainesville, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
I write because it silences the voices in my head.

Um...  Wow...  Do you realize how deep this is?  This is a self analization of the deepest kind that most teens don't even know to think of.  This looking inside yourself, and pondering the reasons behind the actions.  I love how it is written in a simplistic fashion, openly and honestly just like one's talking out loud.  It is very real and relatable.  A picture of adolecense told by someone too mature for their shell.  Good work.

on Apr. 14 2012 at 10:40 am
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

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

I feel this way sometimes.  I really like it and I agree with every else I LOVE the last line!!!

on Mar. 22 2012 at 1:09 pm
Depressed-Ness SILVER, Yuma, Arizona
6 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
You can wish apon a star, but only you can make the dream come true.

You dont need boys, boys need you.

I oughta make a poem like that soon.

on Dec. 15 2011 at 12:09 pm
Kparker27 PLATINUM, Groesbeck, Texas
30 articles 17 photos 101 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the end, it's still best to wait for the one we want rather than settle for what's available. It's still best to wait for the one you love rather than to settle for the one who's around. It's still best to wait for the right person, because life's too short to waste on the wrong one."

this was great. 

on Nov. 26 2011 at 12:16 pm
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
17 articles 7 photos 131 comments
wow great job! the last line is KILLER!

The_End GOLD said...
on Nov. 25 2011 at 8:14 pm
The_End GOLD, Ashton, Idaho
10 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Any man can stand adversity. If you truly want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln

The middle part "I wonder...I looked?" has a rhythm that gives the poem just the right change of pace it needs for being a free verse.

I wonder about that very first line though, it seems slightly awkward to me. I'm also a bit confused about having the "memories..." and "forgot..." dragged out yet both put so close together (Because they're opposites?). 


on Nov. 22 2011 at 8:05 am
blitsnik SILVER, Palm Bay, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you must mount the gallows, give a coin to the headman, a jest to the crowd, and meet the drop with a smile on your lips."

Im not much of a free verse fan, but that last line blew me away. It takes a certain skill to write a free  verse poem and not lose a persons intrest. Good job, and keep up the writing.

izyfizy GOLD said...
on Nov. 20 2011 at 8:06 pm
izyfizy GOLD, Alameda, California
16 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
You all laugh because I'm different,
I laugh because you're all the same.
- Anonymous

Oh my gosh! That last line is ABSOLUTELY breathtaking (because it is SO amazingly true!)! Wow....

OceanFey GOLD said...
on Nov. 18 2011 at 11:06 pm
OceanFey GOLD, North Potomac, Maryland
12 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. - Confucius

I like how you structure this poem around questions - it adds meaning and a deeper message to each image. 

SamiLou SILVER said...
on Nov. 15 2011 at 7:16 pm
SamiLou SILVER, Lee&#39s Summit, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia"
-John Green (Looking For Alaska)

ooo chilling. I like how tou explain that your mask is an act of being a teen, and how you are not truly yourself right now.

bubbles.. said...
on Nov. 14 2011 at 7:22 am
bubbles.., Warren, Michigan
0 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dont forget the bad. learn from it.

i dont care what anyone thinks this is AMAZING! i love it!

on Nov. 14 2011 at 12:26 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

The truth is not always as poetic as you've made it here. Well done. 

I wonder if certain lines could be re-written for effect, like the "I wonder who... if I looked?" section. But even as is, its great. 


Bambi67 SILVER said...
on Nov. 13 2011 at 5:11 pm
Bambi67 SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
9 articles 1 photo 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson

very good,i really enjoy reading this

Bambi67 SILVER said...
on Nov. 13 2011 at 5:10 pm
Bambi67 SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
9 articles 1 photo 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson

love it,really enjoy reading this

 


Loftus GOLD said...
on Nov. 13 2011 at 5:08 pm
Loftus GOLD, Ocoee, Florida
11 articles 1 photo 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where you'll go." -Dr. Seuss

Ilike this a lot. The last sentence: Surely it's worth knowing if they like me, or my mask, means the most to me. Awesome job.

on Nov. 13 2011 at 5:05 pm
XxMidnightKissxX SILVER, Hardinsburg, Indiana
7 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love me or hate me, I don't care which, just don't try and change me.

This is really good!!! It's like you're reading my mind.... Keep writing!

on Nov. 13 2011 at 10:21 am
Bgeekgirl24 GOLD, Bellefontaine, Ohio
16 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
Eat healthy. Excersize daily. Die anyway.

I really like this poem. I can really relate. Actually, most people probably can. Anyway, nice job!

cookiegirl said...
on Nov. 9 2011 at 6:58 am
Wow, this poem is so relatable and meaningful. It's well written, keep up the great work:).




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