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Yesterday was Sunday. The day I dress up
and smile at everyone. Listen to everyone’s
problems and hand out free compliments. I
sit still and pay attention to the choir.
The never-do-anything-wrong girl.

During the week, I dress down. I act
like my friends and laugh at the cost of others.
I hug someone, then go and tell my friends how
ugly that someone looks today.
The go-along, tag-along girl.

At home, I am what my parents want
me to be. I sit still at dinner, do my
homework, listen to the stories they
tell of their day. The super-special daddy’s girl.

All of these faces I have confuse me. I’m never
quite sure who I am at the time, Or if I am the
right person with the right people. Yesterday,
I was the got-it-all-together girl. Today I’m the
not-sure-of-anything girl.

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silent-one said...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm:
wow i love this. sometimes i feel like that. its so hard to please the people around you. in the end everyones confused.
 
Chibbie replied...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm :
hey i know what you mean in which you cannot please everyone unless you stress about it or lose your self in the mess. look at my stuff and wirte bak ;)
 
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Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm :

thankyou so much for commenting on my stuff :) i really appreciate it!

 

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Chibbie replied...
Jul. 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm :

your welcome

 

 
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life_of_a_leaf said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm:
i have found that being yourself is always the hardest, isn't it? great work.
 
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Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm :

thankyou so much for commenting on my stuff :) i really appreciate it!

 

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nuwanda said...
Dec. 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm:
this is a beautiful poem, im sure many have said how they relate to this, but i really want to tell you that you captured something that i struggled with myself and only until recently did my different faces collide and i'm still dealing with the after affect of them
it was just nice to read that someone got it right in words :)
 
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Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm :

thankyou so much for commenting on my stuff :) i really appreciate it!

 

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Rage97 said...
Nov. 28, 2009 at 10:50 am:
Wow this poem is really fantastic, and I can actually relate to it, I'm a new poet to teen ink and you have really good poems It would be nice if you could check out my work because no one has. Some of my work is: I tryed, and A voice and a tpo be heard Thanks with love!!!!
 
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Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm :

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Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxThe Whole Time You Were Talking I Didnt Hear A Single Word You Said B/C Th3 Whole Time You Were Talking I Was Picturing You DeadXx
 
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storyofmylife said...
Sept. 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm:
wow... thanx for the comment on my work... you really have way with words yourself... i loved this poem most of all because its so relaetable... tres magnifique!!
 
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Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm :

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Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 26, 2009 at 2:30 am:
the way you get your emotion across in your writing is absolutely amazing. wow.
 
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Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm :

thankyou so much for commenting on my stuff :) i really appreciate it!

 

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MUZIC IS MA LIFE said...
Aug. 23, 2009 at 7:11 am:
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL NEVER ALLOW YOURSELF TO BRING YOUR FACE AS OTHERS NEED TO SEE BE THE PERSON IN THE MIRROR THE ONE YOU SEE LIVE UR LIFE CAREFULLY BUT DO IT BEING THEE
 
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Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm :

thankyou so much for commenting on my stuff :) i really appreciate it!

 

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carolines This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 4:43 am:
WOW! this was so good!!! i wish i could write poetry like this!!! i'm so jealous...*** but in a good way :) i definitely feel like some of those faces you mentioned. just wanted to say that you really capture the heart of your audience! :)
 
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Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm :

thankyou so much for commenting on my stuff :) i really appreciate it!

 

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