Why do I bother?

February 7, 2010
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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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aprilrain said...
Apr. 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm
this is really good!i think that same stuff all of the time
Peanut:) said...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm
AH-MAY-ZING. This poem isn't getting the attention it deserves. I have had all these thoughts before, but you worded it perfectly.
***Rain*** said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm
This is wonderful. I bet everyone has has these kinds of thoughts before and you worded it just right.
dreamer_believer said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm
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 :)
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 19, 2010 at 5:12 am
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 :)
Powd3er said...
Feb. 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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