Who I Am

January 13, 2012
By PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."


I’m sixteen.
That’s far too young.
Who were you at this age?

My name is Nicole.
Female, Caucasian, about 5’4.
I love Oreos
And green Jell-O.
Not together, but still.

I’m smart but naïve,
Stubborn but docile,
Ready but scared.
Confusing, but you understand.
Right?

Write.
Writer. Maybe.
I love the feeling of pen on paper,
The click of the keyboard,
The satisfaction in that last, perfect word.

Or maybe
I’ll do something more practical.
Plausible.
I’ll be a guidance counselor.
Tell me your problems so I can write them into your college recommendation letter.
It’s possible.

I’m sixteen.
That’s sixteen years young.
I don’t know who I am
Or who I will be,
Or even who I have been,
If you want me to be really honest.
They tell me that that’s okay.
Who’s “they?”
I’m not really sure.
But they just might be onto something.


The author's comments:
Just something I had to write for English class last year. No big deal :)

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on Jan. 31 2012 at 4:11 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

hehe thankss :) it was for an assignment I had to do for english. im not a big poet eitherr

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on Jan. 31 2012 at 1:17 pm
Sail_ BRONZE, Eugene, Oregon
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this was so good! i feel like a noob on poetry compared to yours!! it seems hyper and fun but it gets the meaning across!

on Jan. 20 2012 at 11:39 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 297 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

thanks! :) glad you enjoyed itt

on Jan. 20 2012 at 8:50 pm
...PensiveGurl... PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it- Neil Gaiman.
Who are you to be who you are?-Le'Na Pernell

Very clever and well written. I really liked how it was set up and how easily the words flowed! Very nice job!!!! =D

on Jan. 18 2012 at 9:00 am
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 297 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

Thank youu!

on Jan. 18 2012 at 7:27 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Your piece feels like the reader is peering into your own brain...something personal---your thoughts and how you think of your future. It took on a different perspective~ I really liked reading it.

on Jan. 17 2012 at 9:12 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 297 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

aww thanks :D im so glad you got what I was going forr

on Jan. 17 2012 at 8:23 pm
LonelyDancer GOLD, Charlton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
~To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. Speak your latant conviction, and it shall be the universal sense, for inmost in due time becomes the outmost~

I have to say; I really, really like this poem. The idea for it was really different, but it came out perfectly by my opinion. The last stanza is my favorite because of how you wrote it. When you talked about being Sixteen years young, it had a really neat effect on the poem itself. Usually, when someone talks about themselves, or writes about themselves, they usually will either point out the flaws, or draw attention to their skills. You did neither with this poem which is what made it very unique. I also liked the last few lines where you talked about “They”. It was really a concept everyone could relate to, how you don’t know who you are, or who you were, or who you want to be. But that it was ok. You don’t know who said it was, or why it was, you just know it is. That’s something a lot of people miss when they think about their pasts, presents, or futures. This was greatly written.

on Jan. 17 2012 at 10:56 am
THE.REBEL.REBORN PLATINUM, Prentiss, Mississippi
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Lol. Ur welcome hey do u mind reading some of my other articles

on Jan. 17 2012 at 10:38 am
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 297 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

lol is green jell-o your favorite too? Thanks for readingg I really appreciate it :)

on Jan. 16 2012 at 3:34 pm
THE.REBEL.REBORN PLATINUM, Prentiss, Mississippi
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I love your work it reminds me of myself in so many ways very well done

on Jan. 16 2012 at 3:22 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 297 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

hehe thats okk im glad you liked it :) thanks so muchh

on Jan. 16 2012 at 10:37 am
JerseyGirl716 BRONZE, Central, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Whoops, I pretty much just said the same thing twice, didn't I? Anyway, it was a great poem :) 5/5!

on Jan. 16 2012 at 10:30 am
JerseyGirl716 BRONZE, Central, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." -Eleanor Roosevelt

WOW. I absolutely love this! Your perspective and flow is really refreshing. I especially love the last few lines about "they"; your perspective is really refreshing! Overall you did an awesome job with this, especially since it's an English class assignment :)


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