Personal Statement MAG

By Anonymous

     I am variety; pick a topic.
I do have a purpose, I simply haven’t unlocked it.
My personal statement is my heart and soul:
my tragedies and dreams, but most of all my goals.
I am a philanthropist, ready and always willing.
I have survived rape and seen many killings.
Being a senior at 16 is anything but easy,
striving to be unique and real without sounding cheesy.
I am not your expectation so liberate your thoughts.
“Never stop fighting” is my cream of the crop.
Witnessing racism and poverty enrages my mind,
therefore giving to another helps me unwind.
Making a difference is what I will do before my death.
I give it all that I’ve got until nothing is left.
I am my voice, so please don’t mock it.
My words can make some feel like they stuck their hand in a socket.
Journalism is my dream career and I will achieve it.
I’m planning to publish a book, so please go read it.
I am not perfect, nor do I pretend to be.
I can only have faith that it is enough to be me.
Adapting is simple, but I will not change for anyone.
My opinions, values, and morals will forever with me run.
As is visible in this statement, poetry is my flow.
Writing out my feelings has always helped me grow.
I have been through a lot of pain and have watched my patience rot,
so at times my pen and paper is all I’ve got.
I am unable to write you my life, but I can write you a story.
So hopefully if you ever see my face, you will witness the glory.
It was arctic one night when he poisoned my veins,
piercing my soul with his demented brain.
He touched me in places he was forbidden to touch,
while he ironically “loved” me a little too much.
I was put under more stress than any human should be forced to handle,
when my own father spit the fire off my candle.
I ran out of the house, not sure of where to go,
my mom in Miami, and my friends simply didn’t know.
Nightmares and flashbacks have haunted me since day one.
I thought it was over, but it wasn’t even close to done.
After an anxiety attack the day before Christmas,
I realized I had plentiful feelings to dismiss.
I told my mom the story and felt so guilty.
I was sorry for making her cry, but I no longer felt filthy.
She begged me to help her put him in jail,
but my unfortunate heart never fails.
He has two little boys who depend on him,
and since I know how it is to grow up fatherless,
taking him away from them would be a sin.
I don’t want to hurt him, and of course I forgive.
I kill hatred with benevolence to make it easier to live.
I am not afraid to cry, but I am afraid of love.
My life is a before and after story which I conceal in a glove.
It has been the hardest thing I’ve done, to keep moving on in color.
My smile is not the same, and many times I wish I were another.
However, I keep my head right and stay focused in school,
nothing will bring me down, and he certainly will not rule.
In a movie I once heard that if you have a dream go get it.
Don’t let anyone tell you no and you will never regret it.
I believe everything happens for a reason and obstacles are meant to be overcome.
My drive remains and my internal wounds are numb.
I am my voice, so please don’t mock it.
I am variety; pick a topic.



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RoseAmore GOLD said...
on Feb. 11 at 5:11 pm
RoseAmore GOLD, Round Rock, Texas
17 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Rejoice! The broken are the more evolved! Rejoice!" -Split (2016)
"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." -Pablo Piscasso

This is incredible. thank you for sharing your story; I hope you continue to bless us with your beautiful work.

i love this so much!

You have sooooooo much talent! That was amazing!

MariaT BRONZE said...
on Feb. 16 2017 at 3:31 pm
MariaT BRONZE, Blum, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -Og Mandino

I literally love this. I'm waiting to get mine published. Keep writing you could make something out of these and or become something. This style was very touching and knowing this happens in this cruel world we all live in. It could really help someone through what they are going through. You go kid keep up the good work.

SallyW. BRONZE said...
on Jul. 3 2016 at 3:41 pm
SallyW. BRONZE, Atlanta, New York
4 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There's no point in being an adult if you can't act childish sometimes." - Doctor Who, The 4th Doctor.

You have sooooooo much talent! That was amazing!

on Apr. 14 2016 at 9:24 pm
ambivalent SILVER, West Bend, Wisconsin
7 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

please keep writing! xoxo

on Apr. 14 2016 at 2:54 pm
wednesdayaddams BRONZE, Lees Summit, Missouri
4 articles 5 photos 9 comments
I really like this. You go, kid.

on Jul. 25 2015 at 5:37 am
SuNaychi SILVER, Yangon, Other
8 articles 8 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
" You are your only limit "

It's so sad to find out that teens from other countries are facing perverse realities like rapes. Anyways, I really appreciate your style of writing.It's simply amazing!!

on Apr. 6 2015 at 7:26 pm
LovePugs BRONZE, Palm Desert, California
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to slove many problems. & silence is the way to avoid many problems"

What a beautiful poem. I, for sure, am rooting for you.

on Feb. 21 2015 at 7:25 pm
Sweetsoulsearching PLATINUM, Frisco, Texas
26 articles 2 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
[Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

This is incredible! Your rhyme scheme is fantastic!

on Jan. 30 2015 at 5:11 pm
DreamersJourney SILVER, Old Massett, Other
6 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
"Decide to have an attitude of gratitude, you can become bitter or better."
"beYOUtiful, everyone else is taken."

Simply incredible! Your story's remarkable, your writing scheme is note worthy, and has a great rhythm. I love it :)

midnightwoah said...
on Sep. 19 2014 at 9:11 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 191 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

Amazing! Love it and adding to my favorites, very well done on ending the way you started it. Deserves to be in the magazine, keep writing!

kkdreamer101 said...
on Mar. 5 2014 at 7:07 pm
This is fantastic! It kind of shows how nothing is perfect but anything can be made to be lovely.

on Jan. 28 2014 at 12:33 am
the_real_iron_lady, Escondido, California
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the dark. - Helen Keller

I love your dreams and life Gouals are put into the poem without it sounding too cheesy.

Boj95 SILVER said...
on Oct. 24 2013 at 7:13 pm
Boj95 SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"She doesn't even go here!"
-Damion from Mean Girls

Wow! This is beautiful. Did you actually use it as a personal statement for an application?

on Oct. 2 2013 at 8:52 am
littlepiepschuim PLATINUM, Las Vegas, Nevada
22 articles 2 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
― Ray Bradbury
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

This absolutely took my breath away. You had me totally enraptured right up to the last line; this was sheer beauty! Bravo! :)

on Aug. 18 2013 at 10:04 pm
EmAngster00 SILVER, Calavi, Other
5 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
""You can’t be like me
But be happy that you cant
I see pain but I don’t feel it
I am like the old Tin Man.” - Tin Man, The Avett Brothers

Wow this took my breath away.  Your poem was such an inspiration for me in more ways than one.  Suffice to say, your strength is already a great motivation for me! I really love dyour poem; espeically the rythm that was upbeat till the end. Wonderful read. <3

on Mar. 14 2013 at 12:26 pm
CourtCourt DIAMOND, Franklinville, New York
77 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

This is a gorgeous piece! <3 having gone thorugh similiiar things.. i really feel the emotion you portrayed so beautifully! well done :)

on Jan. 16 2013 at 2:18 pm
Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
8 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."

Beautiful. I'm so sorry you had to go through what you did to write it but experiences shape us and forgiveness is just a harder way to give.

on Sep. 18 2012 at 9:44 am
Divergent SILVER, Fairhope, Alabama
5 articles 9 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyways."-Jase Wade

This is a well written masterpiece!


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