Living Outside

October 23, 2012
The box can be so
Hard. It’s like tip-toeing
Down a hall of


You’re trying so hard to be normal, but with
All of your differences amplified and with
No choice but to face them, achieving that goal


Become a heart-wrenching disaster that
Shatters you from the inside out. You’re in the
Middle of a tug-o-war and it’s impossible to


What everyone else wants. And as you
Try and try to be this
Image of perfection you’re


Focused that you lose yourself. You slap a
Smile on your face, even convince yourself your
Happy, because that’s what they say they want, but everyone’s


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Young_MC said...
Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm
This is beautifly written, true and relatable. The "hidden" :P message within the writing is quite true. If only everyone could be blind, then no one would be judge by only skin deep thoughts, but would be accepted for their unique characteristics that make them who they really are :D. Thank you AmazingGracie for sharing your talent, great job and keep writing
AthenaMarisaDeterminedbyFate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm
This is wonderfully clever. I love it so much!
AmazingGracie replied...
Nov. 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Thank you so much!
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