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Well I'm Just Shy

April 18, 2010
By hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."

Think of all the boys in the world
that I've been to scared to kiss.
Think of all the parties I left
knowing I wouldn't be missed.

Think of the people who came
only to leave once they knew.
Think of all the insults they hurled
that I never doubted were true.

Think of all the tests that I failed
cause I was to lonely to care.
Think of all the jagged split ends
I nervously picked from my hair.

Think of all the drinks that sat out
but I didn't try to gulp down.
Think of the time I spent on a bridge
jumping and hoping I'd drown.

and now that I look back on high school
and think of the fun that went by
I wish so badly I hadn't been scared
I can't think of one reason why.

The author's comments:
This poem is not about me. It is about a girl I know who was shy all through high school and is just afraid to have fun.

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on Jun. 14 2010 at 12:14 am
SarahJumps SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. -E.R

i love this. truly wonderfully written. check out some of my stuff too :)

on May. 25 2010 at 2:56 pm
Patience97 PLATINUM, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"People believe that if we really want to eliminate something, focus on that. How much sense does it make for us to give the particular problem all of the energy, as opposed to focusing on trust, love, living in abundance, education, or peace? -Un.

This is sad... Also very well written.

Nice job :))