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I Don't...

August 18, 2011
By Allis-in-Wonderland PLATINUM, Cartersville, Georgia
Allis-in-Wonderland PLATINUM, Cartersville, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes people leave you...halfway through The Wood. Do not let it grieve you...No one leaves for good. You are not alone, for no one is alone." -Into The Woods

I don't know why,
that when I read a book,
I mark my pages with crimson prints
Of my own identity.
I feel as though if I didn't,
They would never find me there.

I don't know why,
I can't pray in public,
Without people looking at me strangely,
As if I were in some drunken stupor of hallucinations.
It just isn't fair to me.
My anger burns like a Scripture in flames.

I don't know why,
When I wear high heels,
That some unrealistic form of karma overtakes me.
It makes me slip and fall, twisting my ankle.
But of course, if it didn't,
I would have to wear those shoes all day long.

I don't know why,
when I read a book that
I can feel the wind through my hair
And the smell of fresh cut grass and cheddar chips.
Maybe it's my imagination? Unlikely.

I don't know why,
That when I'm teased in public,
That people stare like deer in headlights, waiting for the blow to come.
At least acknowledge that I exist,
And don't join in the taunting.

Pray for the misfits,
The geeks,
The depressed,
And the broken hearted.
Because you may never know
what they're going through.

The author's comments:
I felt like writing something that pertained to my life when I'm awake at night, staring at the ceiling. So here it is!

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