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In Search of Me

January 28, 2012
By laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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My hands grip the tender ridges of the steering wheel
Of a car that isn’t mine
I lay my head against the stale warmness of the seat
And inhale the car’s rigid, evergreen scent
That clings to my clothes and swims through my hair
I swerve too far at every turn
And hug the side farthest from you
The swirls of green, red, and yellow
Are monotonous, useless
Flames of light
The street mimics
The every jolt, halt, and bruise
That embodies me
I peer through my window
In utter desperation
Cupping my hands to obstruct
The sun’s vicious yellow entanglements,
I look right and left
At every street corner
In hopes of finding me
, but fear penetrates
the fixed path of my veins
“Where am I? Who am I?”

The author's comments:
This piece is about life's journey of finding out who you are and escaping others' expectations. It's about learning to embrace who you are not what other people want you to be.

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This article has 4 comments.

Ranea GOLD said...
on Mar. 2 2012 at 6:36 am
Ranea GOLD, Elkhart, Indiana
18 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It can always be worse, so put on a happy face and laugh!" (my own quote) &
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may scar my soul."

wicked!!!! i loved how easy it was to connect with it. GREAT work, please keep writing

on Feb. 11 2012 at 2:42 pm
zadiekatie23 PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
39 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

This really explains all the confusions of life, and I really like the metaphor you used for it: it works really well. Thanks! :)

on Feb. 10 2012 at 5:42 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 67 comments
Thank you so much for commenting on my work!!!! I just read and commented on some of your poems. They were all amazing. Keep writing!!!

on Feb. 10 2012 at 8:50 am
AngelsKiss PLATINUM, Paris, Tennessee
25 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
You have the power to live another Childhood, so open up the door leaving back your doubts.

This poem is very interesting, I liked the wording and the flow and there was definately a story I could pick up, that the fact it wasn't your care but you were driving, llike someone was trying to make you like them but even if its their car, it's still your mind, your hands you just have to find it:) lovely 5/5