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March 28, 2013
By AlisonWonderland BRONZE, Ottawa, Other
AlisonWonderland BRONZE, Ottawa, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll


Student number 062474771
Applicant number 100925327
School 942014
91.2

Numbers
To them I am just numbers
My entire life reduced to numbers
An abstract concept
That’s all that I am
That’s all I’ll ever be
A 04 rather than 03

To them
I do not breathe
My heart does not beat
Keeping the rhythm of pumping blood
I do not stay up well past midnight
Trying to correctly combine equations

I don’t think
Or speak
Or live

I am not alive to them
I am simply a factor
A small factor
One of thousands for that year

27061995
8204744
330040
Numbers that mean so much to me
Yet nothing to them

I am quantified by them
They emphasize individuality
Yet further conform me into a definition
A definition not even worthy of letter
Just simple numbers
100925327


The author's comments:
Stresses with university applications.

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on Apr. 7 2013 at 11:15 pm
AlisonWonderland BRONZE, Ottawa, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll

Thank you so much! I don't often write poetry so the encouragement is much appreciated.

on Apr. 2 2013 at 4:10 pm
ClaireCanHasAWrite SILVER, East Haddam, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest fear in the world is the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom."-Osho

I think this poem was great. The last stanza was very good~ i liked how you seem to switch from individuality back to conformity in the same section.


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