My Beautiful Mind

May 10, 2017
By *wink* BRONZE, Wink, Texas
*wink* BRONZE, Wink, Texas
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What you see… isn’t me.

You see the version of me you want to see.

You see the girl quietly crying at night so her parents won’t hear, or you don’t.

You see the girl that never wants to go home, or you don’t.

You see what you want to see.

You chose to look past the bags under my eyes from getting no sleep.

You chose to ignore the obviously fake smile I gave you, when you asked if I was “okay”.

I wasn’t okay.

In fact, I wasn’t okay at all.

But I don’t want your pity; I never have.

What I want you to do is see the important side of me.

The strong side of me.

How resilient I am.

How I’ve bounced back from EVERY obstacle I’ve been put through.

That’s what you need to see, to understand me.

What you need to see, is the person I’ve become; all on my own.

What I want you to see is my unconventionally Beautiful Mind.

The author's comments:

In the last year, my life has changed drastically. I was depressed and had a man as a father that was a truly awful man. But now I have gotten away from that past life, and I have realized that sometimes you don't get an easy life, but it's worth it. I have an amazing mom, brother, and boyfriend that love me very much, and I am so thankful for them, they have helped me through this rough patch of my life, and I wouldn't be here without them. I wrote this poem to show readers that people won't always be sympathetic, but that it doesn't matter because you have a beautiful mind that can get through anything.

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AmyLou said...
on May. 23 2017 at 6:31 pm
Very moving! You have a gift, and your perseverance will get you far in life. Keep your head up and shoot for the star!


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