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April 14, 2009
By GoldenGirl PLATINUM, Vashon, Washington
GoldenGirl PLATINUM, Vashon, Washington
41 articles 31 photos 116 comments

who is that?
that girl, staring at me;
staring into me
who could she be?
she, I do not recognize
though, I think I once did
when? maybe...before
who is that girl?
her features so sharp,
her eyes so tired;
as if she has seen a lifetime of details
in a youthful face, such wisdom shows
she's about my age, I would guess
though her eyes beg to differ;
tired, so tired, they speak words that
no ears could hear, would hear
and no simple mind could understand
who is this girl?
the smile tragically lost on her face
even expressionless, sadness dominates her features
she is not afraid. Strong and sure, she does not look away
who is she...?
Wait, I'm sure now
I have seen this girl before
a messy collage of memories, plastered on her face,
trauma and strength regained...
Oh no.
Oh no, not this
please, not this
her face, as I understand, twists into a look of anguish
I know who this girl is
I see now.
Stupid! I should have seen before!
So depressing, so upsetting
I turn away in shame, and the girl disappears.
I hate mirrors.

The author's comments:
It's true, it's emberassing, it's depressing. Just make sure to read it all the way through, or else it won't make sense.

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_NoAir_ BRONZE said...
on Apr. 5 2010 at 8:11 am
_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
4 articles 1 photo 463 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.

–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

Love this! So great in the end, "I hate mirrors". Haha! That was kinda hard to understand at first. Keep it up, GoldenGirl!!!!

M.S.S. GOLD said...
on Jan. 19 2010 at 12:14 pm
M.S.S. GOLD, Lubbock, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
"WACKADOO!!!" "You made a funny!" "Red Seven! Red Seven!! Red Seh-ven-a!!!" "Swaaaaag!!!!" "Ratchet" "God Said No" "God Said Yes"

Omj!!! That was the most powerful poem I have read on TeenInk.....love it...genius...don't stop writing=]P