Wispy Introductions of a Confused Child

February 26, 2017
By MagdaEmilia GOLD, Big Creek, California
MagdaEmilia GOLD, Big Creek, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Suess


“Please introduce yourself”

Myself.
What?
Who am I?
I am as undefinable
As wisps of smoke
Dancing out of a child’s grasp
I am the confused frown
Written upon their face as they
Try to comprehend.

Please

Try to comprehend
that
I’m not well.

Strangled screams from my past
Crawl up my throat
As I think of all the things I could say.

I am
A confused child
A frown
Lost wisps of smoke
Not well
Not myself

“Hello, my name is…”


The author's comments:

This poem is a description is what it feels like for me, someone with anxiety disorders, to try and introduce myself to new people. It can be really difficult to socialize sometimes, and I wrote this while trying to write a personal narrative that would be reviewed by a board of people I'm not familiar with.


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on Mar. 14 2017 at 11:59 pm
MagdaEmilia GOLD, Big Creek, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Suess

thank you. :3

hwoodruff98 said...
on Mar. 14 2017 at 1:32 pm
hwoodruff98, Lititz, Pennsylvania
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This was a nice poem. I liked the disjointedness of the last stanza, which reflects anxiety well. I also liked how you incorporated the dialogue at the beginning and end of the poem; it ties it together nicely.


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