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I'm O.K.

October 31, 2011
By no.name. PLATINUM, Ceres, California
no.name. PLATINUM, Ceres, California
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we're happy.
that's what we say to ward off questions.
you know the ones
"what's wrong?"
"are you O.K.?"
the kids are all right
peachy keen
with smiles as wide as an
we fall down
and get back up
left with bruises
that cover
I'm O.K.
I just can't
look at myself in the mirror
and smile, really.
But I'm O.K.

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on Nov. 29 2011 at 10:21 pm
HateKnuckle SILVER, Peru, New York
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I wrote an SAT essay on this subject. Should we be completely honest with people that ask us these questions. Its very poetic the way you had it end with Im okay. its 5 stars. I love it. The message is good and so is the way you did it.

Batsby GOLD said...
on Nov. 28 2011 at 11:25 pm
Batsby GOLD, Henderson, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
Be what you would seem to be -- or, if you'd like it put more simply -- Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared.

How am I the first comment on this?! Absurd, I assure you. This is great. I have no other words to describe it.