I'm Not that Girl Anymore

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The pictures show a happy
Sheltered little girl
Who doesn't know pain
Innocence is constantly present
In her glowing smile
She's been directed unwillingly to a new
Path
I'm not her
I'm not that girl
Anymore
The girl in the pictures
Was reluctant to say
"I love you," in reply to her father
Just because of a stupid fight
The next day
He's gone
And she can't ever tell him
How sorry she is, but
I'm not her
I'm not that girl
Anymore
Though I'm haunted with memories
And dreams to remember that
My dad is gone but very much
Once was with us
I know better than to keep things like
That in the way of love
Of letting someone know
How much they mean to you
She did, but
I'm not her
I'm not that girl
Anymore
She never knew what life was
She never knew how much it could
Hurt
It can be there and stolen away
In just a second's notice
I no longer take everything
For granted
I am not going back to who I was
She didn't understand what I was
Supposed to know, but
I'm not her
I'm not that girl
Anymore





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IntrepidRose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm
This poem tells a story well. I like it. There are many people in this world who can't say, "I love you" easily.
 
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