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No Talent

May 6, 2012
By JessicaQ PLATINUM, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Other
JessicaQ PLATINUM, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Other
23 articles 5 photos 28 comments

They say everyone has their own special talent, but I don't find this true.
I can't dance.
I can't draw.
I can't sing, and I'm definitely not an athlete.

All my friends have talents. They can dance, they can sing, and they can draw exact replica's of the Mona Lisa. But what can I do? Nothing.

Being constantly compared to the remarkable visible talents of my relatives doesn't make me feel any better. It makes me feel useless, Like I can't do anything but sit around.

I have tried everything known to man. I wanted to become a professional dancer, but I have two left feet. Whenever I tried to draw a tree, it looked like straight lines and scribbles. Everything just seemed completely impossible for me.

Don't tell me to practice, because I have. I gave everything my all, but I never improved, I just got worse.

When I look at myself, I don't see anything special. I'm no dancer, singer, nor some flexible gymnast. But I will keep trying. Someday I'll find my one special talent.

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This article has 3 comments.

mnm08 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 4 2013 at 12:45 pm
mnm08 BRONZE, Grande Prairie, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer needs the industry of an ant, the creativity of a kitten and the hid of an armadillo."- Author Unknown

I think u just found your special talent right here, u'r a rlly good writer :) not everyone can write <3 that was a very honest piece, many people can relate. :) good job!! 

on Mar. 31 2013 at 12:33 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

the feelings in this piece are relatable. It is hard to find a passion in life. I am stilll searching for mine

on Jun. 6 2012 at 10:30 am
pandagirl312 GOLD, Leawood, Kansas
19 articles 1 photo 91 comments
Wow. A lot of emotion and meaning in not very many words. You may not be able to dance, sing, or draw, (by the way, I can't do any of those either), but you sure can write. Keep up the good work! :)