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Playing your game

July 30, 2009
By SarahG BRONZE, Goff, Kansas
SarahG BRONZE, Goff, Kansas
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I live in a fake world, along with fake people. Including myself, when I wake up in the morning, I put the same makeup on and look in the same mirror, I don't see me, I see 'her' the girl that does so well as to hiding the real me. She smiles, she waves, she plays the game that I’m too weak to play, everything I’m too weak to do. Morning after morning I wake up and get into the shower, I take my rag and wipe my eyes, and when I pull the cloth away I see a mess of black. Even though I hate it there’s nothing I can do about it. I wear that mask along with countless others, who also pretend to be someone they are not. I can't stand it, being someone I’m not, but if I do show anyone the real me, let them get too close they’ll run and hide, too afraid or terrified to ever come out again. I played that game for too long, the 'popular, backstabbing, b****' game. The sad thing was, I played really well, and by the time I looked to see the path of destruction behind me, I was too late. I’m scared though, if I don’t play along what will happen to me? I’m different, and 'different' doesn’t mix in this world.

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SarahG BRONZE said...
on Sep. 18 2009 at 10:21 pm
SarahG BRONZE, Goff, Kansas
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thank you. and yea well ur one of the luck ones.

SarahG BRONZE said...
on Sep. 10 2009 at 10:10 pm
SarahG BRONZE, Goff, Kansas
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thanks. of course il check urs out too. later.

on Sep. 8 2009 at 7:19 pm
distant_dreamer GOLD, Belmont, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a climb, but the view is great!"

Hi! I know how that feels, I haven't really done, it, but I feel like I want to sometimes. You shouldn't be afraid of letting yourself be known for the real you!! I think that the realy you could be, and probally is an AWESOME person to hange around with!!! Check out my work sometime!!! :)

Your friend alawys!!

on Sep. 4 2009 at 10:02 am
K.M.Simpson SILVER, Millington, Tennessee
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This is a very good story. I know the game well,but I don't play it.

PPSWW said...
on Aug. 23 2009 at 5:20 pm
PPSWW, Wat, Wisconsin
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Make new friends who will make you feel good about who you want to be (yourself) and who don't care that you don't want to wear makeup. Because yourself is the best person to be.