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Don't Change Who You Are

I laugh at any chance I can get.
Why?
Because I can.
I'm seen as a silly, goofy, clumsy girl, who isn't afraid to do the the things I love.
I am one of those girls who is very athletic and competitive.
Soccer,
Softball,
Track,
Football, name it.
I'm known as the girl who plays football, yes, how strange...
A tomboy, in 8th grade...
But I honestly don't care.
Some can say I'm weird or crazy.
And I know I am.
But lately, I have been so emotional.
Over small reasons.
Frustration,
Confusion,
Comments that hurt.
Sure I can talk.
But when it comes to the action I fall apart.
I lost a lot when I was younger. When I was ten, four years ago. My beautiful cousin, Corissa, passed away in the middle of the night at the age of 21.
I didn't understand then.
I understand now.
It feels like she isn't gone.
As if I could call her right now and talk for hours, but I can't.
I took my family for granted.
So now I cry so much.
Because I didn't cry enough for my cousin.
All I want is people to know I am this way because God wanted me this way.
I am not ashamed.
I am forever grateful.
I will live life just the way I am, and if I don't I will just be fake.
Don't be afraid of who you are.



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S.S.SplattersThis 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. said...
Feb. 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm:
You are awesome girl you take out the cousin and you get the story of my life; you are an amazing writer.  Thanks for publishing this.
 
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Jereeka said...
Feb. 19, 2013 at 6:52 am:
Your are brave and strong,
 
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