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Accept Me

February 10, 2010
By chrisoulakat PLATINUM, Tinley Park, Illinois
chrisoulakat PLATINUM, Tinley Park, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Stop waiting and be free. Of me- put me deep inside you and then go out in the world and live. Love the world and yourself in it, move through it offers no resistance, as though the world is your natural element." -The Time Traveler's Wife

“You’re just a freshman.”
That quote echoes my head
As I walk through the halls
Upperclassmen look down at me
Because I’m only 4’10”
They act like they’ve never seen “one of me” before.
Here’s the thing:
My height is abnormal.
My personality is different.
It’s almost as if I’m an alien from Mars.
Yes, I know I’m just a freshman.
What difference does it make?
Is it height, personality, abilities, experience?
So what?
What I’m trying to say is:
Don’t judge me.
Don’t judge me because I’m “just” a freshman.
Don’t underestimate me because of my disadvantages.
Look deeper instead of seeing a short, alienated girl.
Try to find what she wants deep beneath her blue eyes.
Don’t judge, don’t speak, just accept me.

The author's comments:
I was angry about the way people treated me as a freshman in high school.

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Hover BRONZE said...
on Apr. 20 2011 at 12:16 pm
Hover BRONZE, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
They didn't teach you that in prep school, so it's up to me,
But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity.
~Taylor Swift
*Defy Gravity!*

I can totally relate! I'm pretty short (or at least it feels that way ;D ). This piece really shows your anger, but also how at least you can accept yourself for who you are. Good job!

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