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I long to be the me I cannot be;
the bold girl in my head
who wears gold instead of yellow.
She would demand a pedestal of the
purest titanium to stand on
inside your chest,
and a coat of real furs because it's cold there.
She would walk up to you,
take you by the face
and say, "I should have
kissed you at midnight on New Year's."
She could hold your gaze
without even having to run her fingers
along the seam of her pants nervously.
I bet she'd even let you touch her
face
with the tips of your fingers
instead of the backs.



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MckayThis 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...
Jun. 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm:
I know this feeling of wanting to be the person I want to be but can't. It's fustrating. You have this person you want to be in your head constanly reminding you you aren't that person...yet. But you gotta accept you are. I love this poem.
 
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RarelyJadedThis 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...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm:
I can really relate to this:) I'm the same way. Thanks for putting it into words!
 
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