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Deemed Crazy By Interpretation

March 12, 2012
By ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
2 articles 0 photos 22 comments

She wasn’t crazy by definition but she was deemed crazy by the interpretation of her viewers. She would sometimes put on two incompatible socks and wear her tattered cobalt jeans under her pink velveteen skirt and put her golden hazel hair into three different ponytails and wear her eye contacts under her rectangular sable glasses. Her face expression was always the same. A counterfeit smile with a feeling of isolation and dejection camouflaged in with her perky cheeks and contented grin. On some days she would clothe herself up as if she was an alluring princess in a faraway land who is in love with a majestic prince living in a large castle that supplied her with servants that were hers to dispose of. But other days, she would dress in baggy capacious sweats with a sweatshirt that was three sizes too large for her figure. She wasn’t a dancer but she carried the elegance of one. Always moving gracefully through the splintered hallways of her mom’s rundown apartment and climbing the stairs fluidly to an abandoned high-rise roof which she claimed hers. Her happiness wasn’t caused by handsome, strapping males or the hearing of gossip that had been changed and changed and then changed again. Her enjoyment of life was found in the little things. The mystical colors of a butterfly’s wing or the spellbinding scent of a freshly picked rose or the enchanting feeling of a newborn’s smoothed and polished and waveless skin. She never valued expensive handbags or sheeny diamond earrings or lofty high heels that women impelled themselves to fit into. Instead she valued classical archaic hand-written letters. The type a person would write to their lover in the 50’s written with actual ink on a piece of paper that would be enclosed with a genuine envelope. People thought it was eccentric. People thought it was unconventional. But for her it was her own nature. But for her it was her own disposition. She wasn’t crazy by definition but she was deemed crazy by the interpretation of her viewers but she didn’t care, not she did not...

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on Apr. 16 2012 at 4:54 pm
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on Mar. 28 2012 at 8:08 pm
JadedHeart GOLD, Somewhere, Georgia
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It's truely nice to see a guy write the way you do. where i live its guys play football and u cant get them to pick up a pencil. How long have you been writing? 

on Mar. 28 2012 at 7:32 pm
ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
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Thank you so much !  check out my other piece ?

on Mar. 28 2012 at 7:32 pm
ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
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the world is my inspiration 

on Mar. 28 2012 at 7:13 pm
onceuponastar BRONZE, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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"There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing." -Ray Bradbury,

Hey, this is really good! I loved the descriptions. My only suggestion is maybe spacing some things out so it's not just a paragraph? Also if you could check out some of my stuff :)

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on Mar. 28 2012 at 9:55 am
Unusual BRONZE, Griswold, Iowa
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"Maturity should not be measured in someones age but in the way they act."

This is great! where did you get the idea for it?

on Mar. 27 2012 at 6:52 pm
JadedHeart GOLD, Somewhere, Georgia
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I know you have probably gotten this alot, but are you like a genius or something? When I read your writing it's like I'm transported somewhere else. keep writing, and keep reminding everyone why we write. It's a beautiful piece and I hope you are successful! Could you check out some of my work? thanks!

on Mar. 27 2012 at 3:06 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

This soooo good! The description was do in depth. This is awesome. if you have time could you check out some of my stuff...thanks  :)

on Mar. 21 2012 at 5:02 pm
SpreadUrWingzNFly BRONZE, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Amazing, reminds me of a dear friend of mine, your description was clear as crystal and overall it was just cool the way you saw past the weirdness:) please help me out and read a few of my poems,

on Mar. 21 2012 at 2:02 pm
CharlesDickens SILVER, Georgetown, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."

This is more a list of things the focus character "is" and "is not," the description is excellent, but it is organized in a confusing way that does not use proper syntax.  This is something easily worked through, and a second draft of this would prove most interesting, (granted some extraneous details and superfluous words were cut.)

Despite all grammatical errors, it is apparent in your writing that you are an excellent poet. This was an enjoyable read, and I am grateful that it came to my attention.

I hope that helps!

on Mar. 21 2012 at 10:27 am
falling-rain GOLD, Layton, Utah
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hey this is really good. nice job, i'd like to read more of your work. :) keep writing like this and im sure you'll go far.. check out my work?:) anyway it was really interesting and i seriously enjoyed it :)

on Mar. 19 2012 at 8:23 pm
ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
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Thanks, that means a lot

on Mar. 19 2012 at 8:23 pm
ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
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ya sorry.  it was supposed to be 'no'

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on Mar. 19 2012 at 5:28 pm
Sakumi BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Wow..... reminds me of a lot of my friends... (jk! I love yall ;) ) really well written! And is the second last not supposed to be no? (no she did not instead of not she did not? anyways, keep up the nice work!!! :D

on Mar. 19 2012 at 9:18 am
loveissmiles GOLD, Lynn, Indiana
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"I live for the nights I can't remember with the people I will never forget." -Carassisa M-<3

"What the mind can perceive, the body can achieve." -Softball Coach Steve B-

This is once again beautiful. And breathtakingly so. You are an incredible writer. You have so much talent, it is hard to even try to talk about your work because it's so real, and perfect. The way you write reminds me why i still write even though people have told that i will get nowhere with it. Your going places, and they may not be beautiful, but all you have to do it write, and they will be worth remembering. :) If you could check out some of my other pieces it would really mean a lot to me, because you are so incredible, and youo have an eye for detail. I absoluely admire your work.

on Mar. 19 2012 at 8:14 am
Miranda_K. BRONZE, Donora, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something I can do.

~ Edward E. Hale

The description you used is amazing.

 When I read this I got a clear image of this girl. She has inner beauty as well as outer but people cannot look past her costumes to see what's there. She's an individual and not afraid to show it.

This is a fantastic piece.

on Mar. 18 2012 at 10:53 pm
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
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"if you're not 1st you're last"

This is so interesting. What a great view and way to express individuality and the worlds reaction to it. Love it!

on Mar. 18 2012 at 5:40 pm
ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
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Thanks so much !  I love your work also.  Please help spread the word   

on Mar. 18 2012 at 2:40 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Interesting tale of an individual---an different being. I liked it---it had a certain something~