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October 18, 2013
By Cassie1435 GOLD, Skokie, Illinois
Cassie1435 GOLD, Skokie, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Doctor, our insanity is not that we see people that aren't there. It's that we ignore the ones who are."
Andrea Gibson

I pitched a fit for an iPhone,
but when they first came out,
I wasn't too thrilled about them because
all I thought my future would ever be was
keypads and flip phones, because that's what I
fit into.

But then I fell into peer pressure, and after
that I slipped into a bucket of humanity that
painted history, and then I felt empty because
all I ever learned was how to be my surroundings.
I grew up with the concept that I couldn't be
a jagged edge on something smooth.

Sixth grade, I mastered holding
my breath, so the button on my
new pair of skinny jeans wouldn't
pop off. Later, I spent my time
at Walgreens, buying yo-yos, or
should I say popularity.

Seventh grade, I decorated my wrist
with I Heart Boobie bracelets.
I never even liked bracelets, but
I liked being liked.

Eighth grade, every girl was diving
off the deep end, so I jumped too, and
purposely drowned myself in the ocean.
It wasn't a beautiful ocean, it was a dumping
ground for emotional kids.
I inhaled the toxins of depression and it
polluted my mind.

I sank like the Titanic into sad music
and low self-esteem. I pushed away
all the lifeguards who were my friends
and family.
I lost everyone to be like everyone.
I thought I was making room for all these
things without losing myself.

But I became a really good artist, and
was able to mold myself into anyone
and anything except me.
I had amnesia when it came to myself.

My limbs weren't limbs, and my
bones weren't bones. They were
designer clothes and expensive shoes.
They were bad grades and racist jokes.
They were stupid mistakes and iPhones.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Dec. 7 2013 at 7:22 pm
ramfthomas4 PLATINUM, South Bend, Indiana
26 articles 1 photo 98 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

finally some one said it. great work.

on Oct. 24 2013 at 6:48 pm
FiddleBunny BRONZE, New Providence, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.

I can see why this is editor's choice! I love how the whole poem is a big metaphor. Really great!

Pratt BRONZE said...
on Oct. 24 2013 at 3:26 pm
Pratt BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
2 articles 0 photos 12 comments
You are so down to earth m..your simpkicity reflects via this article

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 23 2013 at 2:21 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This poem seems to define our generation—obssessed with fame and fortune, popularity and possessions, vanity and vain-glory. Congrats on the Editors' Choice. I really love how you devided each stanza detailing a different stage in your life, depicting all the things you had to do in order to be liked. We occupy so much of our time to doing things we might not like to do that we begin to loose oyur original identities. It's sad. But inevitably real.