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December 9, 2008
By LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

Yesterday was Sunday. The day I dress up
and smile at everyone. Listen to everyone’s
problems and hand out free compliments. I
sit still and pay attention to the choir.
The never-do-anything-wrong girl.

During the week, I dress down. I act
like my friends and laugh at the cost of others.
I hug someone, then go and tell my friends how
ugly that someone looks today.
The go-along, tag-along girl.

At home, I am what my parents want
me to be. I sit still at dinner, do my
homework, listen to the stories they
tell of their day. The super-special daddy’s girl.

All of these faces I have confuse me. I’m never
quite sure who I am at the time, Or if I am the
right person with the right people. Yesterday,
I was the got-it-all-together girl. Today I’m the
not-sure-of-anything girl.

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rwbDragonfly said...
on Jun. 7 2013 at 8:54 pm
rwbDragonfly, Greenville, Georgia
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming" by matthew arnold

It was beautiful i feel the exact same way... not knowing who you are and just wanting to do the right thing but losing yourself whoever that may be  

SpyceChik GOLD said...
on Jan. 9 2013 at 5:26 pm
SpyceChik GOLD, Accra, Other
14 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
If it must be done, it must be done well.

The message is very clear. Well done.

OldYoungOne said...
on Nov. 26 2012 at 9:28 pm
I understand the feeling. Good Job.

becca2013 GOLD said...
on Oct. 29 2012 at 12:19 pm
becca2013 GOLD, Jetmore, Kansas
15 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13

LOVE! This is an awesome poem and is so true!

on Oct. 7 2012 at 8:12 pm
Zithia PLATINUM, Cambridge, Massachusetts
27 articles 16 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love." -Victoria Woodhull

1st stanza is fabulous and has great flow. I love it.  Wouldn't do a thing to change it.   I love the sentences is the other stanzas, but I feel that the line breaks make it too choppy.  However, the content of this poem is great, as is the title.

on Oct. 7 2012 at 7:07 pm
drewnowater PLATINUM, Danville, Kentucky
33 articles 0 photos 6 comments
very intriguing and excellent word choice! we are often caught up in how to act around certain people and in certain circumstances, and you captured this feeling perfectly.

so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 9 2012 at 12:27 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 722 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Wow! This is extremely interesting, and something all of us can relate to. At times, I am told "just be yourself", but I don't really know who that is anymore. Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!

on Jul. 11 2012 at 1:55 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
224 articles 0 photos 117 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

This is absolutely so relatable! Just keep on being you. You are a great writer.

on May. 6 2012 at 10:53 pm
outsider SILVER, Amawalk, New York
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
The heart breaks and breaks and lives by breaking, it is nessesary to go through dark and deeper dark and not to turn
-the testing tree

This is a work that i think everyone can relate to, one that's read then thought about and complemented

on Apr. 20 2012 at 3:39 am
reman5 PLATINUM, Ganei Tikwa, Other
21 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the person your dog thinks you are"

I understand the situation your presenting here, even sympathise with it because just like you and many others, sometimes I need to wear "masks" and "faces" to fit and survive the day, but all of us must understand that the "faces" & "masks" are just places to hide from who we really because we're afraid some people might not like us for who we are...

on Mar. 23 2012 at 2:29 pm
Court901 BRONZE, Magnolia, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagniation is not a talent of some people, but it is the health of every person" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think this is my favorite poem that I have read so far on this site. It is simple yet so brilliant. Love it.

on Feb. 14 2012 at 11:01 am
AlexisNicole822 SILVER, Elyria, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Robert Pattinson: “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads"

Whoa, I can verrrrrry much relate to this poem. I am me, but I wear many different faces and personalities depending on who I'm with because I'm afraid. You stated you're just confused, which I felt for a while. Anyway, this is amazing.

on Feb. 8 2012 at 9:24 pm
Kingdom_of_the_Forgotten GOLD, Ogden, Utah
12 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends." ~Charles Caleb Colton

I feel the same, too often for comfort. Becoming a little more selfish for awhile with every face might help a little. Just remember to become the person you want to be when you find it.

on Feb. 8 2012 at 10:52 am
disenchanted SILVER, Yakima, Washington
8 articles 3 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Because our love is the wind.I can't see it but oh I can feel it-A Walk to Remember.Sex is full of lies.The body tries to tell the truth.But,its usually to batttered with rules to be heard,and bound with pretense so it can hardly move- Jim Morrison

Nice work.. I know how u feel (:

on Jan. 26 2012 at 5:13 pm
JessicaCason BRONZE, Boiling Springs, South Carolina
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Tragicly, I've turned tragity, into melody.." FIR

This is amazing I can relate to it more than anything I've read on here. KEEP WRITING! c:

Momo1995 GOLD said...
on Jan. 17 2012 at 3:52 pm
Momo1995 GOLD, East Elmhurst, New York
15 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Through the thick gloom of the present I see the brightness of the future." -Daniel Webster

Teenage life is all about struggling to find one's place in this fast moving world; brilliant :)

on Jan. 17 2012 at 7:17 am
cebomar9 BRONZE, Brownsburg, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" -Philippians 4:13

i love this because it's one of those subjects i think about all the time but could never find the words to put it in

on Jan. 3 2012 at 12:21 pm
Halolover54 BRONZE, Johnston, Iowa
1 article 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never give in"

i loved it!

iCreate SILVER said...
on Nov. 26 2011 at 4:20 pm
iCreate SILVER, Vidor, Texas
5 articles 1 photo 6 comments
Amazing! And it's true, you know. This is most people's daily life. Way to put it in aware!

emattox SILVER said...
on Nov. 12 2011 at 7:40 pm
emattox SILVER, Onancock, Virginia
9 articles 1 photo 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. -Ghandi

Who you are as a person and your emotions are conveyed SO well in this :) Keep on writing, you're truly talented!