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Define Me

April 24, 2018
By AinsleyTurnedAlex DIAMOND, San Diego, California
AinsleyTurnedAlex DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Let us go then, you and I/When the evening is spread out against the sky/Like a patient etherized upon a table/Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets/The muttering retreats/Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels/And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells/Streets that follow like a tedious argument/Of insidious intent/To lead you to an overwhelming question .../Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”/Let us go and make our visit."


You are not defined
By the books you’ve read
Or what people have said
You are not defined
By the things you’ve done
Or the words you’ve sung
You are not defined
By the lies you’ve told
Or how hard you’ve tried to ‘fit the mold’
You are defined
By the smiles you try to hide
And the secrets you confide
You are defined
By the sparkle in your eye
And the one who you call mine
You are defined
By the daydreams you’ve found yourself living
And the people you’ve forgiven
I don’t know when we forgot
And thought
We were defined
By all the things we’re not


The author's comments:

I won my school's poetry contest with this one


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