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Seven Minutes

May 2, 2013
By transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. -Hebrews 13:5


I have seven minutes to write this,
and it’s hard with all of the distractions.
Mother always insulted,
by every single thing I do.
Even if there is no reason for it to be insulting.

That, and every single
unsettling, hard-to-think thought
flying through my head.

I used to love myself,
embrace myself,
know I was beautiful.

Now I look at myself,
and think.

Am I really?

It doesn’t matter what others
think of me.
I knew this from the start.
All that matters is what
I think of me.
Am I changing?
Can I still be who I am?

Done with living for the others around me.

In with living for me,
no matter how much their opinions
mean to me.

In the end, well, they mean absolutely nothing.
Because they don’t know me as well as I do.

And I know that I am beautiful,
and soulful,
and true.
Figuring it all out,
but those three stay the same.

Seven minutes, and
it took you 30 seconds to read this
poem.
I resolved a problem,
in only seven minutes.

And you understood
in half of one.



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on Jun. 18 2013 at 5:41 pm
transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
40 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. -Hebrews 13:5

Thanks! I'm really glad you do (like my writing, I mean). It means a lot to know people enjoy it.

on May. 14 2013 at 2:25 pm
Sleeping_Revenge SILVER, Enid, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Live your life, as if it's the first day of eternity. -Unknown

Your a really good writer I really like this, also your others, I hope you keep on writing.


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