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Then and Now

May 18, 2009
By xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

Soft brown hair
blue-ish eyes
freckled nose
are who I was when I was little
Tag outside,
in field of mud
before the shiny new playground
That was my past.
Now I'm taller
A clearer thinker
A gossiper
with dyed hair,
that's reddish-purple
that have transformed into hazel
and freckles
covered by a fake skin,
called foundation.
"I love you mommy and daddy"
is what I used to say
Now an I roll is sufficient
As i walk by and shutter,
with inferiority coursing through me
I am in turmoil with myself
I am all smiles,
all darkness,
all the same, I am optimism
all I can be
all I choose to put forth
everything anyone thinks I'm not
Sharp, translucent eyes
that reveal your story
and unwillingly tell mine.
I am myself
But myself
has changed so much
Who's to say,
I cannot change further?
Like a relentless wind,
I am change

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem for an assignment at school. We had to write about change. Please comment!

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This article has 4 comments.

on Mar. 20 2010 at 3:54 pm
celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.....And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

This was as sweetly awesome as your other work. Loved it!

on Jul. 9 2009 at 9:16 am
Scorpiopoet GOLD, Torrance, California
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I really liked this poem. I am a fan of your work.

on Jun. 10 2009 at 2:48 am
I love this one, it is very true. Thnx for commenting my poem, I'll be posting new ones soon as I'm done with school and finals!! check them out

on Jun. 9 2009 at 11:49 am
MeanMs,Mustard GOLD, Leesburg, Virginia
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this is an awesome poem...really. This is kinda what I am, Really happy on the outside, but the inside's pretty friggin dark.