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Not My Fault

April 16, 2015
By AvengeMyBrokenSong GOLD, WHOOP, New York
AvengeMyBrokenSong GOLD, WHOOP, New York
18 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It takes more strength to cry at mid-defeat."
-Susan Boyle
"The closer you get to the light, the bigger your shadow becomes."
-Kingdom Hearts

It’s not my fault.
It’s not my fault that I think you’re cool.
It’s not my fault that I think you’re pretty.
It’s not my fault that I think you’re the kind of person I’d hang out with.
It’s not my fault that I wish we could grow to be sisters.
It’s not my fault that I wish we could talk face to face.
It’s not my fault that I wish we had more time.
It’s not my fault.
Or is it…?
The only things I know for certain are my feelings, and even sometimes they’re in a grey area.
So whenever I feel something, I like to think that it’s not my fault.
But do you think it is?
What do you think of me, anyways?
Am I just some jaded sophomore who has no idea what she’s getting into?
Am I a confused kid who chose the wrong friend?
What am I to you?
I wish you understood.
No, screw that.
I wish I understood.
I wish we understood.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Apr. 7 2017 at 9:56 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

I agree with y'all—this feeling is really relatable and you put it into words well, so kudos!

on Jul. 22 2015 at 11:42 am
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
29 articles 0 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

awww, it's not your fault XP I absolutely love this piece, YOU EMBODIED ANOTHER PIECE OF MY BRAIN!!!!! another clap for the poetess and her amazing choice of vocabulary. this poem is very scene-savvy, meaning I can see a storyline even though there's not much aplied as scenery. good job, and I love it

on Jul. 4 2015 at 8:12 pm
alaina_h BRONZE, Wilmington, Delaware
4 articles 3 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. -Audrey Hepburn

This is one of my favorites...the message is touching and your use of repetitive stanzas really shows a very interesting technique. Great job!

on Jun. 7 2015 at 11:40 am
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"

This is a great piece! i loved the message and found it easy to relate to. I really enjoyed this one and i cannot wait to read more of your amazing work!