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Who Am I?

August 6, 2011
By WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
72 articles 232 photos 251 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that no matter who you are we all leave footprints on this Earth

Who am I?
You think you know me
Just by that infamous name
Rumors have fed
That treacherous flame

Who am I?
You never cared to ask
Don’t even know my face
It’s been buried away
You were forced to ask someone in class

Who am I?
I’m complicated
Funny, Trust me I’ll make you laugh
H.e.l.l y.e.a.h
But that doesn’t scratch the surface
You don’t see my past

Who am I?
I’m sixteen and a half
I’m quiet, unless you make me laugh
With my friends
You all roll your eyes
Because obnoxious and loud
Is how we pass the time

Who am I?
I’m insecure
I lost a bit of weight a few years back
And kept the heavy girl inside
She lies, and lies, and lies
When I tell myself I’m beautiful
Because when beautiful girls look in a mirror
Beautiful girls don’t cry

Who am I?
I’m smart
Not cocky, I love knowledge
And books, sweet knowledge at my fingertips
History, English, and German
I could tutor with ease
But my father yells at me
Calls me a stupid girl,
And that I dress
Like some sleaze

Who am I?
I’m a writer
A weaver of words
My novel is in the works
My heart is too
I’d give my life to my work
Because it saved mine
Did you know?
No, probably not
They never said behind cupped hands
That I grabbed a noose, and tied the knot

Who am I?
I hide behind a smile
Pretend the fight at home
Was nothing
It was bad
He was yelling
And I was mad
I am brilliant,
Not the best
I’ll finish my book
Pass every test
And leave

Who am I?
So, lonely
I’m dating a girl
Am I gay?
“What are you?”
I am me
I am Kate
I can’t describe how I feel
But just being me feels so
It’s wonderful I tell you
Not to care what you say
Who cares if petty girls whisper?
Who cares what they say

Who Am I?
I am Kate
You’ll learn my name
From the rumors you hear
But not what I’ve done
Or what I’ve dealt with
And the rumors are nasty
They speak nothing of my past
And most important of all
They don’t utter a word
Of a distance place you can’t see
Of how great my future will be

The author's comments:
This year i faced rumors and suddenly burst into infamy at my school.
What sparked it was something so ridiculous; my sexuality.
All the sudden a girl who only 15% of the kids in my grade knew by name, became the central piece of gossip. People who don't know me were spreading lies they heard just because I'm dating a girl. I don't know if its a shock that its me or the fact she is black and i am white. Its sad nevertheless.
They don't ask me, about me, they rather hear it from the rumors. I'm not gay or Bi...I consider myself a straight girl who fell in love with my friend for who she is.

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This article has 7 comments.

Bambi67 SILVER said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 3:35 pm
Bambi67 SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
9 articles 1 photo 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson

this is great love it... check out my work,and leave your feedbacks, please =) thank you

on Aug. 17 2011 at 9:42 am
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
16 articles 0 photos 98 comments
not exacally my style and i did get kinda lost through out the poem because it goes in so many directions but with that being said. it is a powerful piece and had me interested. so good job :)

Vidra PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 10:39 pm
Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
46 articles 17 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
-Sylvia Plath

I am adding this to my favorites, just to let you know. It almost brought me to tears it was so powerful. It's so great that you are sure of yourself like that. And even if you think you aren't, you sure give off the image that you're proud of being you. I can see your emotions in the poem and it's amazing. I absolutely love how you don't give yourself a label. Wonderful poem. :)

on Aug. 14 2011 at 10:34 pm
WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
72 articles 232 photos 251 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that no matter who you are we all leave footprints on this Earth

Hahah thanks, I kinda love being different :)

on Aug. 14 2011 at 10:31 pm
merelyacitizen DIAMOND, Waynesville, North Carolina
64 articles 2 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
I reject your reality and substitute my own.

Good usage of rhyme versus spoken word, it kept me reading. And being different is more than acceptable! i strive for it!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 9:49 pm
WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
72 articles 232 photos 251 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that no matter who you are we all leave footprints on this Earth

Thanks so much for reading and commenting...Some people will never learn that being different is okay. 


on Aug. 13 2011 at 12:23 pm
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
24 articles 0 photos 382 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Your poem is beautiful. I'm so sorry about the rumors, it's a terrible thing when people get judged for differing slightly from the norm accepted by society, and not for what is inside.

can you please look at some of my work and tell me what you think? (esp. the poems "The Violinist" and "For What Have All These People Died", any faults you point out will be welcomed)