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The Perks of Being an Introvert

July 22, 2012
By to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present." -John Green

I always bring a book to a social gathering
just to be sure
in case people are being to people-y
and I need the familiar comfort of

I can always sit down in a corner
safely tucked away
where I’ll never have to make small talk
and alone with the stories I

We need some alone time
the words and I
how much I have is never enough
being introverted has its

But, on the other hand,
when I’m standing and talking
(about nothing, to no one, to be sure)
I can be no one other than

But when I open up my
emergency book
I can fly everywhere but here
I can be everyone but

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R. said...
on Jul. 27 2012 at 9:06 am
I really like the last two stanzas, the parts about being yourself, and how, it seems, you long to be someone else than yourself.  I really think that part is pretty well-written :)

on Jul. 24 2012 at 2:46 pm
julietted BRONZE, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Knowledge is power" -Sir Francis Bacon

This poem is just wonderful! Keep writing. I really enjoyed your piece.