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Social Anxiety

May 19, 2014
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


There are girls who roam the halls of
this institution

who cling to the plaster as though if they
could only peel back the grey,
chipped paint,

they might find hidden answers scrawled
on the bare skeleton of their
hunched spines

as they carry the weight of a thousand perceived
judgments on their frail
shoulders.

And have you ever tried to fold in on yourself?

While hoping that nobody sees the
weakness,
shining from your frightened eyes

because the only thing worse than the fear
is that they smell
it,

and laugh.



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on Oct. 1 2014 at 7:42 am
AmazinGracey PLATINUM, Wilmington, Delaware
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Very relatable, thank you for sharing. xx

on Jun. 22 2014 at 12:01 am
Theexplicableordinary GOLD, Omaha, Nebraska
11 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Men of few words are the best kind of men. - William Shakespeare
The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubt and stupid ones are full of confidence- Charles bukowski

No problem, your work is amazing!

on Jun. 20 2014 at 11:12 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Wow, thank you:) Glad you can relate.

on Jun. 19 2014 at 1:29 pm
Theexplicableordinary GOLD, Omaha, Nebraska
11 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Men of few words are the best kind of men. - William Shakespeare
The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubt and stupid ones are full of confidence- Charles bukowski

This describes social anxiety perfectly. I love how you write especially this part- have you ever wanted to fold in on yourself... Yes I have and your a beautiful writer

MalaikaJ GOLD said...
on Jun. 5 2014 at 10:06 am
MalaikaJ GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
19 articles 2 photos 127 comments

Favorite Quote:
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. - James Michener

No problem, I really enjoy your work!

on Jun. 4 2014 at 5:22 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to read my poems! I really appreciate it.

MalaikaJ GOLD said...
on Jun. 4 2014 at 10:10 am
MalaikaJ GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
19 articles 2 photos 127 comments

Favorite Quote:
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. - James Michener

This one was great as well! There are tons of poems, stories, and books about insecure people, but yours was definitely unique. Keep writing!


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