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The Truth

April 13, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Call me a pessimist,
Because optimism never did a thing for me.
Call me a hypocrite,
And I’ll admit,
I like to do what you shouldn’t.

I’m not a philosopher,
So I don’t invite questions.
I’m not an idealist,
So I don’t expect things to go my way.

Want to know who I really am?

I’ll confess I’m a breaker,
One who ignorantly (and not intentionally) shatters hearts.
I’m also a writer,
Staying up late to recreate fantasies that I know won’t come true.
A seeker,
Determined to find the right path by moving one day at a time.
A reader, like you,
Who immerses herself in better worlds in hopes to escape.

Yes, I’m indecisive,
But a dreamer nonetheless.
It’s the only thing I can be,
When sharp needles puncture holes of doubt.

There’s much more to me than what you see.

You can call me a liar,
But at the moment,
I only speak
The honest truth.

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This article has 7 comments.

midnightwoah said...
on Jul. 6 2014 at 6:54 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

I loved in the beginning you talked about the differences between optimism and pessimism. This reminded me of my own speech my freshman year when I talked about left-handednesss being known as pessimistic. I could see you talking to the stage of who you are verses what other think you are. Tell them the difference and keep writing!

on Jun. 24 2014 at 5:01 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

beautiful piece that is easy to relate to! keep it up!^^

on May. 18 2014 at 4:03 pm
SunnyDreams BRONZE, Niger Falls, Other
1 article 0 photos 274 comments

Favorite Quote:
Can you feel what I have seen, when no one else has lived through what I have?-HalveOfLife

I have to say, I am what you call yourself.  You have described even me just perfectly. How I do not know.

on Apr. 28 2014 at 12:38 am
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 373 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

I LOVE IT! This is an awesome poem that i completely relate to. You have a great sense of word choice and this just flows effortlessly. Well done and I hope to read more of your work. :)

on Apr. 26 2014 at 1:59 pm
j.g.poems PLATINUM, Naples, Florida
29 articles 6 photos 43 comments
Even though I don't know your voice, I can picture a girl proudly saying this poem through your wording. Your voice shines through this and I LOVE your word choice. This is a very confident piece of writing. Amazing and beautiful job.

on Apr. 25 2014 at 9:08 am
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

I like the way your poem flows and the idea behind it. Nice work!  

dinks PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 22 2014 at 6:17 pm
dinks PLATINUM, Hinsdale, Illinois
28 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"and kisses are a better faith than freedom"

I loved this! Your voice throughout the poem is very straight forward and bold, emphasizing your point that you do indeed speak the truth! keep it up!