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The Pretender

November 28, 2011
By gracebrindle DIAMOND, Westfield, New Jersey
gracebrindle DIAMOND, Westfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode." - Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

I am the pretender, the liar, the faker

Plastic skin, plastic lies, plastic life

A barbie doll, blonde, skinny, and insecure

A ball of clay, molded by other people’s thoughts, dreams, hopes

A puppet being pulled in a thousand different directions

People’s words mixing, intertwining, tangling

Being spat out of my mouth, oddly formed

Like a contorted face, pieced together by a million different hands

I am the actress in a play,

Having my lines handed to me

My emotions, my thoughts, my dreams borrowed

I am the pretender

The author's comments:
I was thinking about how sometimes our decisions, thoughts, actions, etc. are more influence by other people/society and are not always what we ourselves necessarily want, think, believe, or need. We do and say things we don't mean but we do and say them anyway.

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