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Is this me or being a teen?

August 30, 2011
By SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

I hate specific memories....
I just remembered that dying my hair doesn't change my person
I guess I forgot....
Sometimes I wonder
If everything I do is really a mask
If my clothing style is just a cover,
and all my likes and dislikes are there
simply to hide who I really am
I wonder who
I really am
And could I find it
if I looked?
How hard would I have to look?
I guess being a teen
is just what this is called,
But it's simply aggravating.
What does it matter?
Anyway, all this does is hurt my thoughts
and kill my self-esteem.
Surely it's worth knowing
If they like me, or my mask

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This article has 24 comments.

on Oct. 30 2011 at 9:36 pm
ReadWriteBreathe PLATINUM, Pocatello, Idaho
24 articles 4 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you" Tyler Durden Fight Club

Wow I really like this. It's so true and honest. I like how the poem is written as if we're hearing your thoughts. Really nice job.

on Oct. 2 2011 at 10:42 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1646 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Wow!  This really explains what it's like to put on a mask and be fake.  You articulate that concept very well.  My only criticism is that 'dying' should be 'dyeing.'

darksky said...
on Sep. 18 2011 at 4:57 pm
darksky, Granada Hills, California
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"As we grow up, we learn that the one person who isn\'t supposed to let you down, probably will, and the one person that you never thought would be there for you, is. You\'re going to have fights with your friends, you\'re going to lose some of your friends, you may even fall in love with one of your friends. You will eventually lose someone you love, and love someone you never thought you\'d find. People are going to hate you, love you, love to hate you, and hate to love you, but the ones you mean the most to you will always be there.\"- Sex and The City

Wow this is a great poem. It really explains a lot of us teens and puts it into words when we cant. Its really well written. Nice job! And even if it is a mask, its a part of you.. Think about it?

leafy said...
on Sep. 18 2011 at 4:54 pm
leafy, City, Other
0 articles 0 photos 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Wow, this poems great! I like the kinda wandering flow, basically your train of thought. but, rayyn, it's you who I like, not your "mask" ^_^