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somebody MAG

July 23, 2009
By lululucy GOLD, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
lululucy GOLD, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
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somebody took,
took us –
our personalities, and put them
in a glass jar
they put us there,
put us there + shook.
and we watched, uncaring, as we melted
leaving only one.

we got lost in a sea of uniformity
and silence, forgetting ourselves.
no individuals,
a masquerade ball of personalities
a facade,
a uniform,
a trap
for a thousand souls.

The author's comments:
just a reminder to be yourself, whoever that is, just don't change becasue of other people's influence.

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I love your writing! This was the first poem I ever read from Teen Ink (so about four years already!) but this poem is still my favorite on this site. It's such a creative way to describe society. Can't wait to read more of your work!

on Dec. 29 2010 at 4:53 pm
YoungsurvivorLiz SILVER, San Jose, California
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this is great!! u should alwayz b ur self

on Dec. 4 2009 at 10:55 am
scarletP SILVER, East Lansing, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
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very clever