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Attention MAG

June 29, 2009
By Sally Fritsche BRONZE, Columbia, Missouri
Sally Fritsche BRONZE, Columbia, Missouri
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When she arrived,
her friends flocked around her,
a cloud of makeup and safety-pin piercings
she showed her wrists
her hair dyed shades of tragic,
eyes circled dark.
Wore her diagnosis like an ID key card,
opening all the doors,
getting her into the right crowds.
And we rolled our eyes
at the self-absorption,
poked fun at the melodrama.
How absurd, we said, shaking our heads,
miming razors across skin,
And I held firmly to the edges of my sleeves,
smiling, terrified,
trying to hide the Band-Aids.

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on Feb. 1 2012 at 8:42 am
thevirginiamaid BRONZE, Durham, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
You cannot escape from happiness without also escaping from sadness.-JS Foer

I adore this poem, you've captured the way that I feel perfectly. Reading this poem made me feel less alone, thank you.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 26 2011 at 5:58 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

this is amazing, simply breathtaking. Do you think that maybe you could spare somet time and check out my poem? It would mean the world to me

on Aug. 22 2010 at 5:20 pm
oSoSiLeNtLyScReAmInG SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
7 articles 11 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
forever has no meaning when your living in the moment

this is amazing ...i know exactly what this feels like way too well

Jessica Tuba said...
on Jan. 26 2010 at 8:50 pm
at first when everyone starts high school i know that all we want is attencion, i did. to get to that you become a different person and you think kids will like you better but that not true. i started as a totally different person but that was getting me nowhere. know im just myself and i got as many friends and attencion like i wanted and i didnt have to make any changes

on Dec. 18 2009 at 7:31 pm
i loved it.

on Nov. 13 2009 at 6:25 am
sammiieeeeee BRONZE, Worb, Other
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wow this is amazing

one piece of adive ... KEEP wriTING :)

&& can anyone take a look at my work i would love feedback


laurap GOLD said...
on Sep. 4 2009 at 10:03 pm
laurap GOLD, Schomberg, Other
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absolutley loved it

on Aug. 26 2009 at 6:05 pm
paintmeapicture GOLD, Castlegar, Other
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amazing job, i loved it! i agree you should keep writing, can't wait to hear more :)

Spritz said...
on Aug. 24 2009 at 1:53 pm
Spritz, Newark, New Jersey
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Very nice, i looove the twist at the end. Heheh(:

on Aug. 23 2009 at 9:29 am
Alexa Verstraten BRONZE, Victoria, Other
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this poem is so real, situations like this happen so much. the stigma forces people to either flaunt or hide there demons.

Amanda BRONZE said...
on Aug. 21 2009 at 2:03 pm
Amanda BRONZE, Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams. {Hamlet}

Beautiful. Makes me sad.

on Aug. 9 2009 at 10:41 pm
karabear SILVER, Westland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No joke!

That was like..whoa. that was really cool. sweet job

on Aug. 9 2009 at 1:02 am
Eilina Sealtman SILVER, London, Other
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It was well written, but I think you could have layed off the emo a bit. You described it well, but it almost makes you seem jealous. And it brings a modern cliche to the peice that it doesn't really need.

Still, I'd buy it in a shop.

on Jul. 30 2009 at 3:13 pm
Ismeraly Torres BRONZE, Homestead, Florida
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great job, that twist at the end was very unexpected, and real.

on Jul. 30 2009 at 1:41 am
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

this is amazing. i am practically speechless. keep up the good work!

on Jul. 27 2009 at 11:15 pm
RachelEliza PLATINUM, Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when theyre right, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together -Marilyn Monroe

ive dne the exact same thing once. good job, i hope you keep writing because you have something very special here.

on Jul. 26 2009 at 4:16 pm
Pink_Butterfly, FC, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf."
- Albert Schweitzer.

that was an amazing poem !!! i truly loved it . =

on Jul. 24 2009 at 10:51 pm
FashionGuru DIAMOND, Manhattan, New York
55 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't do fashion, I am fashion." -Coco Chanel

Simply...Real. Deep and emotional, i love how you show the insecurities of people and the need to fit in. Very, very touching and good.

on Jul. 21 2009 at 1:30 pm
marykate:) BRONZE, Mt Olive, Alabama
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that was great very well written! i loved it

on Jul. 17 2009 at 4:14 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

That's really good. Keep it up! :)