Psuedobasic | Teen Ink


May 1, 2014
By BethZ SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
BethZ SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
8 articles 0 photos 16 comments

she cut
not too deep
just deep enough to be noticed

she would,
seemingly forgetfully,
pull up her her sleeves
and make big gestures

she liked
to cry a lot
so people would ask why
to which she would act sincere
and pained

She put
cheesy quotes on her binder
and Instagram
about how sad she was
and how bad her life is.

She called
herself ugly
told you she cut
All so you'd notice

she liked
all the attention
even though
she acted like she didn't

She liked
to think she had it rough.
All because
her parents yelled at her
or she lost a friends.

I said
“Well sweetie,
C'est la vie
you take it.
Or leave it
your choice.
But I
am done with your s***”
I didn't.
but I should have.

The author's comments:
The title is kind of something I came up with which I think fits the poem well since it is about a girl who was "fake" all for attention. I hope you like it. It is kind of a joke.

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on Jul. 4 2014 at 1:53 pm
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

LoL that is certainly the most daring and direct poem i've ever read so far. Great work really i loved it well even though this girl seems to suck in acting but other than that you had a chance thanks to her to create a fabulous poem!! Keep writing please ;)

on Jul. 2 2014 at 2:20 pm
Sherlocklives SILVER, Mnt. Marion, New York
5 articles 15 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Among them, not of them" ~Lord Byron

"I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I *am* one of them." ~Sherlock

This is fantastic. I know people like this and I feel bad for them. Great poem nontheless :D!!!!

BethZ SILVER said...
on Jun. 26 2014 at 4:58 pm
BethZ SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
8 articles 0 photos 16 comments
thank you!

on May. 8 2014 at 6:54 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
59 articles 0 photos 229 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

My friend Dora is like this.....nice job :)

AmberSykes said...
on May. 8 2014 at 1:26 pm
AmberSykes, Show Low, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a cancer, and s***'s so bad it's scary, but your alive~so live."

That is amazing and so it!