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Small Talk

November 28, 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 can’t stand the way you look at me,
like I shine brighter than the stars in the sky,
or the way you always hold too tight,
like you can feel me slipping away from you.
Love shouldn’t be complacent,
but that’s the feeling I get
every time we kiss or our fingers entwine.
Still I paint on a smile
that’s a little too wide
as we try to rekindle
the flame that has grown
cold and lifeless
in our hearth.
My heart
can’t take much more of this,
bound to collapse under the guilt of knowing
I don’t want you around the way I once did,
but I’m too afraid of being alone
to let go.

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