Pretending | Teen Ink


November 3, 2014
By OurVoices PLATINUM, Merrimac, Massachusetts
OurVoices PLATINUM, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are" - e.e. cummings

The sun beats down on me

Harsh and uncaring

I submerge myself in the pool

Feeling the relief of the water

caressing my skin

I close my eyes

and am transformed.


My long red hair floats and tangles

wild and angry like the sea

Little scales ripple down my spine

and scatter across my hip bones

All the shades of my world under the waves

I am a mermaid

I am powerful

I am beautiful

I am strong

I am - 


Gasping for air

My head bursts out of the chlorine

I was under too long.

Now i am just a girl

Pretending to be anything else. 

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