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I pretend to hate humanity
When really I cannot stay mad at anyone
for more than a few hours
Too forgiving, and a bit naive
Used more times than I've been the user
But I say it backwards to dispose of the
self hatred
I pretend to despise the girls and boys who party every weekend
The teens who brag about the memories
they cannot remember
Maybe I just want to experience my whole body vibrating from the blaring music
And laugh with friends about how hangovers are a curse from Satan the next morning
As opposed to being an insomniac
who stares at the ceiling at 3 a.m.
on a Friday night
I like to tell myself that I am the artistic type
Someone who will end up at a college in a cozy little funky town
Filled with cafes and vintage clothing shops
And men who take you to indie concerts
and quote Edgar Allan Poe during
conversations
But I do not fit in with that crowd completely
Or any crowd for that matter
That book lied
There are not perks to being a wallflower

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laurensoccer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm
My favorite part of the poem was how real and genuine it was. It wasalmost like I was holding a conversation with you. You didn't withhold feelings, but you didn't overdo the emotion either. It was amazing.
 
Ecrivain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm
This is really... I'm not sure the right word. Very tired. Very melancholy. I can hear it in the voice, in the words you use. I like the plain-ness, the frankness of the writing. I just adore the line "that book lied"-- simple and powerful. Anway, beautiful job. 
 
shapeshifter56 said...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm
This is wonderful. Keep it up.
 
LinkinPark12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 8:33 am
Wow this is really good :) I love it :D Well done.
 
MaybeImCrazyButIThinkILovedYouThis 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...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 4:40 am
I really loved this. The voice is fantastic, I felt as if you were sitting in front of me and confessing these things. It was very, very beautiful.
 
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