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Plain and Simple (except not really)

October 1, 2013
By Cheekymonkey GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
Cheekymonkey GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.”

I live in the United States, where everyone is supposed to have equal rights,
except DC isn’t a state and the licence plates read taxation without representation.

I’m an American citizen and don’t need a visa to live here,
except I have an Italian passport and can travel throughout the EU.

I’ve lived in DC my whole life where the official language is English,
except I speak Spanish fluently and knew how to spell “agua” before “water”.

I live in the capital, full of monuments and tall buildings
except I’m surrounded by trees and know the woods better than the streets.

I can count to ten in English given that its my mother tongue,
except I can also do it in Chinese and four other languages as well.

I have lived in the States my whole life and learned to write at an American school,
except I spell colour with a “u” and favourite and neighbour as well.

I think all of this is normal, after all it’s the way I’ve grown up,
except maybe it isn’t so normal.

I am me, plain and simple,
except not really.

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