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Pathetic Pretenders

You don't know my life and you don't know my story,
But one thing I can tell you;
Is it's not sprinkled with glory.
My days were filled with ridicule and rumors,
And all those lies spread like cancerous tumors.
I pretended to block out the words as if they don't hurt,
But after awhile, that no longer worked.
Your words make me change into something I'm not,
And for you, I pretended,
I pretended a lot.
Now I come home every day and lay on my bed
And for hours on end, my tears are shed.
I shed tears for I am so ashamed,
ashamed I'm pretending to play your game.
Today I end my pretending,
I will pretend no more.
No longer will my heart be so sore,
I will be me and me I will be,
and I will be me for all the others to see.
And as for the rest of you,
You'll always be pathetic pretenders.




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RedFeatherThis 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. said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 8:31 am:
This is a great poem! It's inspirational, and lots of people can relate to it. I used to do that a lot at school (pretending), but then something happened and I realized that it wasn't worth it anymore. The trouble is, that even if we try not to, we all pretend to be something we're not. I still pretend at home and for my friends sometimes,... Anyways, keep writing! :)
 
amandaleigh2014 replied...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 11:21 am :
Thank you! I will keep writing! It's my passion! <3
 
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Bamps said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 5:32 am:
What an awesome gift you have to make others feel emotions from words on a page!  You are the sunshine in my day!!
 
amandaleigh2014 replied...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 11:20 am :
Love you, Bamps! :)
 
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Jane3 said...
Oct. 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm:
This was amazing! I could really feel what the person was feeling and take in the emotion.  How do you get your work to be noticed...mine never does...Great job again!
 
amandaleigh2014 replied...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 5:22 am :
I actually only submitted this and waited for the editors to approve it! Then I watched the rating, comments, and views come in! Thanks so much, though! :)
 
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yfwriterilc775 said...
Oct. 26, 2011 at 8:51 am:
I love this!! Your a great writer!
 
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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm:
Love it! Check out my work sometime?
 
amandaleigh2014 replied...
Oct. 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm :
When I have the time I will definitely check it out! Thanks:)
 
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LiveForTheMoments said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm:
Absoulty LOVE this!
 
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JessJess96 said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm:
Very beautiful insperational poem :)
 
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sweetdollsarah said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm:
I love your poem!! Very inspirational!!
 
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Mike6546 said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm:
This is awesome, every part of it is great
 
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petleavitt said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm:
YOu are a fab writer! i tot relate
 
amandaleigh2014 replied...
Oct. 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm :
Thanks so much! :)
 
petleavitt replied...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm :
Check me out
 
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