Seventy-Five Names MAG

October 3, 2014
By Bronwyn-Sophronia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Bronwyn-Sophronia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


Sometimes I feel like an acrobat with seventy-five names.
Like I’ve been twisted and stretched,
Thrown and twirled,
And been in every bodily frame.

Sometimes it’s hard to be everyone at once,
To love your neighbor
and impress your friends.

It hurts to be grabbed and yanked across a stretch of air,
Have to tie up the loose ends.

My muscles throb, burn, and ache.
I only want to breathe,
but life wants to take.

All of the oxygen around my head is fading,
and blue fills my eyes.

Sister, daughter, friend, nerd, flute player –
Ahh! I’m not alive!

I’m Liv, just Liv.
So leave me be.
I like books,
I like fire and tea.

I like to be alone sometimes,
and pretend I don’t have one single name.
I think, childishly, I don’t take the blame.

Not Olivia, Liv, Livi, Elle, or Olive, I just turn the key.
Because seventy-five names are way too many for me.



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on Aug. 22 2016 at 8:40 am
Katyaini SILVER, Greater Noida, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a chocolate covered chilly....

Some succeed because they're destined to;
Most succeed because they're determined too

Wow! So relatable and so true, and it's painful to keep up such a balance with all of one's identities- you end up feeling like a hollow shape with endless number of masks.

on Sep. 9 2015 at 5:23 pm
Bronwyn-Sophronia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Aw thank you! I'm so glad you liked it!

on Apr. 22 2015 at 7:21 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Beautiful Liv!! You always write with such power and voice :) You truly do have a lot of talent! Please keep writing!!

on Oct. 19 2014 at 2:37 pm
Bronwyn-Sophronia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you so much! *snaps* lol old tradition... anyway.... Thanks so so so much for checking this out! Have a great day :)

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on Oct. 19 2014 at 11:20 am
_em26 SILVER, Milltown,
6 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Once we accept our limits, we must go beyond them. -Albert Einstein

Such powerful writing! My hat goes off to you *claps*

on Oct. 17 2014 at 1:07 pm
Bronwyn-Sophronia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! I wrote this at one 'o' clock in the morning, so I didn't expect it to be readable, but what do you know? lol Thanks again :)

on Oct. 16 2014 at 7:17 am
Niyaroo PLATINUM, Colonial Beach, Virginia
31 articles 4 photos 69 comments
Wow! Very well written


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