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myself MAG

September 1, 2010
By tes1634 PLATINUM, Olive Hill, Kentucky
tes1634 PLATINUM, Olive Hill, Kentucky
46 articles 16 photos 17 comments

I'm the suffocated coal miner
the teenage flatliner
that designated drunk driver

tossed underneath the wheels.

I'm the anorexic starver
the cancer patient's daughter
that once-perfect carver

hospitalized because she told.

I'm the widowed 22-year-old
the OI baby too fragile to hold
that one gambler who just can't fold
so he hides his addiction.

I'm the suicidal teacher
the sinful daughter of the preacher
that girl with not one skinny feature

whom everyone avoids.

I'm someone I wish I was not
the person counting the wars I've fought
that one right hook to get me caught

while I'm beating them out of me.

I'm all those people crammed into one
the last standing warrior who will have won
that idiot searching a puzzle that's already been done

all I was trying to find was myself.

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on Feb. 20 2013 at 2:54 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Very vivid and well done, good job!

on Jul. 18 2012 at 10:57 pm
MadisonGrace SILVER, Nowhere, Oregon
7 articles 1 photo 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything is okay in the end,
if its not okay it's not the end."
"Be who you are and say how you feel because if someone matters they dont mind and if someone minds they dont matter"
"If God brings you to it he will bring you through it!"

I LOVE this poem it's so simple and honest. I love how its raw simple truth not a lot of people write like this i love it <3

kmcn33 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 11 2012 at 4:00 pm
kmcn33 BRONZE, Needham, Massachusetts
4 articles 3 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was much too far out all my life / And not waving but drowning

This poem is amazing!!!! you are such an awesome writer!!! love it!!!!!!!!

Poetry said...
on Jan. 10 2012 at 10:54 pm
Love the poem!! Keep writing!! Honest and lovely!!

on Oct. 13 2011 at 8:57 pm
tes1634 PLATINUM, Olive Hill, Kentucky
46 articles 16 photos 17 comments
Thank you so much :) I really appreciate it :)

on Oct. 11 2011 at 3:12 am
UndeadHelloKitty BRONZE, Elk Grove, California
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Wow, really loved this. You write beautifully. I love how truthful but sad it is, and how so many different people could find meaning in it.

I'm also impressed by how you made it rhyme without sounding cheesy or overdramatic. Thats something I really have trouble doing, lol :)

Keep writing, i would love to read more!

on Sep. 1 2011 at 9:03 pm
Anonymous_7 SILVER, Branson, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
-The only time you can get away with murder is when writing a book!

good job. Keep writing! and would you ming checking out some of my work? Thanks.

on Sep. 1 2011 at 6:40 pm
lauren.elizabeth. SILVER, Stockton, California
7 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no right or wrong way to live. We simply just live.

Wow! I really liked this poem. It was honest and beautiful. I liked every line, but on the whole, I liked the idea of being the messed up person that you don't wish to be. Lovely! Keep writing! Comment for a comment?