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Behind the makeup

October 11, 2013
By Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr.Suess

Paranoid thoughts fill my head
As I ease through the crowded hallway
Getting glances and snickers as I pass by
Feeling the weight of their judgments crushing me
As if their opinions were a powerful sledge hammer
And I, a mere pebble

I don't understand why they do this
I've never offended them
Let alone talked to them
Is it the way I dress?
The way I look?
The way I act?
What could I have done that was so bad,
that I don't even know about?

I try to fit in, honestly I do
I try to do my hair every morning
Make it look just like theirs
I try to cover my acne, with pounds of makeup
Just like they do
I try to wear all the designer clothes
Which they wear
And yet, it's all pointless
They still mock me
I guess I just have to face the fact,
I'm different
Maybe I need to start trying less to be like them,
And more to be my own self

The author's comments:
What inspired me was having been in this position before, and learning from it. You can't change other people, they have to change themselves. So why not just enjoy being yourself instead of trying to pretend everyday :)

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