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Why do I bother?

February 7, 2010
By hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
67 articles 1 photo 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."


Why do I wear makeup
if no one will take note?
Why do I study politics
if I'm still to young to vote?

Why am I sitting in math class
when they say that the world's gonna end?
Why am I writing an email
If I know that I'll never hit send?

Why do I lie to my loved ones
when I know that they're sure to find out?
Why do I say I'm so full of myself
when really I'm drowning in doubt?

Why am I saying I know best
when I hardly know my own name?
Why do I act like I don't care
when really I'm dreaming of fame?



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on Apr. 21 2010 at 2:16 pm
aliveonink GOLD, Rochester, Minnesota
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this is really good!i think that same stuff all of the time

on Apr. 6 2010 at 9:49 pm
loveibanez BRONZE, Maumee, Ohio
4 articles 1 photo 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!" -Ben Franklin

AH-MAY-ZING. This poem isn't getting the attention it deserves. I have had all these thoughts before, but you worded it perfectly.

on Feb. 21 2010 at 4:23 pm
VampiericRain GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
Would you like a side of epic with that fail?

This is wonderful. I bet everyone has has these kinds of thoughts before and you worded it just right.

on Feb. 21 2010 at 12:58 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

awesome! i think everyone has these feelings....i know i do! :) great poem. i like how told us a story within the piece. great job :) i have always been a fan of your work. i have submitted some new work on the site....and id LOVE it if you would give your opinion. thanks, and please keep writing :)

on Feb. 19 2010 at 5:12 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
15 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

I really like how the poem flows so well and how you touched on all these things that I'm sure a lot of us can connect to.

I especially like the line about the email :)

on Feb. 18 2010 at 2:42 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
11 articles 0 photos 1029 comments

Favorite Quote:
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-
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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-

XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx


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