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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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darksky said...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm:
Wow this is a great poem. It really explains a lot of us teens and puts it into words when we cant. Its really well written. Nice job! And even if it is a mask, its a part of you.. Think about it?
 
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leafyThis 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...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm:
Wow, this poems great! I like the kinda wandering flow, basically your train of thought. but, rayyn, it's you who I like, not your "mask" ^_^
 
BlackFire replied...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm :
this was great. 
 
Honor-And-Courage replied...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm :
I oughta make a poem like that soon.
 
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