Wallflower | Teen Ink


February 24, 2013
By elliphantla GOLD, Merritt Island, Florida
elliphantla GOLD, Merritt Island, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
You've got to be able to laugh at the Gadsden Purchase. It's what life's all about.

I seem to be a wallflower,
the quiet and serious girl
in the back of the classroom
rarely called upon,
so unnoticed that a teacher
marked me absent
and forgot I was in the room.

But I was there
I was always there.

Really, I can be an extrovert,
I crack jokes, I smile
I laugh
I'm different when I'm with friends
and those whom I trust
and feel comfortable around.

The author's comments:
This is about me. These things are true (including the part about a teacher marking me absent. Yes... that happened often).

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