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What I Am

May 31, 2012
By jackiee129 PLATINUM, Kent, Connecticut
jackiee129 PLATINUM, Kent, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It makes me happy when I see teenage girls who clearly don't fit in, gives me hope that the future might still have personality" - Haley Williams

“You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things. You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.”

I am a verb,
Constantly in motion,
In body or mind,
I am always moving, moving, moving.
Thinking, creating, wandering and wondering,
Dreaming and doing,
All in one breath.
I am never in one place,
Even as I sit completely still.
All is a constant progression,
For I am constantly learning and growing.
And someday I’ll be leaving,
And marrying and loving and travelling;
All a steady motion.
I cannot be confined to a noun;
I am not just a student or a daughter or a friend.
I am all of it,
I am none of it,
I am so much more of it,
All that a noun could never be,
And that’s just fine by me.

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InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 6 2012 at 11:48 am
I really like your writing voice--it speaks with power and clarity in a way that grabs attention and holds it. Your ideas are sharp and clear, and the use of parallel to verbs, nouns, and language ties the writer in you into the poem even more. I also love the way the poem has a sense of movement. The structure you chose moves it at a fast pace that manages to push forward and still emphasize each new word you give to the reader. Adding it to my favorites.... great work :)