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Definition of a Wallflower

March 8, 2012
By VivaciousWriter1 GOLD, Highland Park, New Jersey
VivaciousWriter1 GOLD, Highland Park, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
I'm beautiful in my way, 'cuz God makes no mistakes/I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way!" ~Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"

The poker face I wear,
hidden by a quiet smile
helps me survive the everyday battles
of being a teenager.
Silence is my name,
my figure just a shadow
at the edge of all cliques.
This mask that covers
the truth.
I am a girl who is poetic,
a daydreamer
with so many ideas.
But hidden.
Hiding in fear of being disliked,
in fear of being called “weird”
or “loser”
because of my clothes,
my hair,
the way I talk,
how smart I am,
how pretty I look.
Wallflowers have
lives unseen.
We are
from the rest.
But ignored
because we aren’t
living up to
society’s idea of perfect.
What is the definition of a wallflower?
That is me.

The author's comments:
I love the word wallflower . . . I don't know why, but it just describes how many teens--myself included--feel in one simple word. WALLFLOWER. The inventor of this word was truly a genius! :)

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