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Who Am I

March 26, 2010
By Ashlyn_Starr PLATINUM, Oak Grove, Missouri
Ashlyn_Starr PLATINUM, Oak Grove, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Life often feels like it's spinning. Just stop and look at the design being made."~ Advice given to me by my aunt Kaitlyn

Who is she
That girl in my mirror
That girl i don't know

Why can't i see
My own reflection
That girl is there
Always hiding me
I don't know
Who i am anymore
My own secret identity
Has become a secret to me

Why do i see her
Instead of myself
Why is it her eyes
And her face
That appear
Instead of my own

What can i do
To make her go away
To be able to see myself
My true self
Once again

Why can't i do that
Why can't i figure out
Who i truly am

The author's comments:
I wrote this during my six years of depression. I had always been "wearing a mask" and showing everybody a happy go lucky person. It had formed to the mask and i being one in the same for a while. Which is why the girl in the poem talks as if her reflection is someone else.

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