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Who Are You Today?

July 1, 2010
By Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
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Favorite Quote:
"When nothing goes right, go left"-Anonymous
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste to the sky as well as the Earth"-Henry David Thoreau

One day you’re this girl
The next day, another time and place
It chills me deep down inside
That you have such a disposable face
One day you’re a cheerleading girl
And the total drama queen
Gossiping, makeup, boys
Center of the scene
The next day, you’re humble
Keep all feelings inside
Head down, shameful look
By all the rules you abide
Day after that, another face
Are you still my best friend?
Deceiver, secret-spiller
Twisting rumors till the end
Another day comes about
And you’re all Goth and dark
Wearing black, no shred of color
Not even the tiniest spark
The day after that, you’re nerdy
Glasses and suspenders ready to go
Books galore in your backpack
Popularity—a big fat NO
These many faces you wear
Like clothes you always change
One day sweet, the next day sour
Everything is within your range
Now are you bluffing, these just a mask?
I want to keep out of your way
You can’t let the real you through
So tell me, who are you today?

The author's comments:
I don't know anyone like this in real life, but in movies and books, there is always this kind of girl roaming the school.

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AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 6 2010 at 7:21 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 606 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

The good:  This is great!  It is a theme readers can relate to, and I love the upbeat way you tell the story.

The bad: *pretends to be too busy to answer rather than admitting there is nothing that needs to be changed*

The random: Great job!