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Your Daughter

March 28, 2018
By TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda


Hey Mom.

Do you know why your daughter is so skinny?

I do.

Do you know why your daughter doesn't like to swim?

I do.

Do you know why your daughter has dark circles under her eyes?

I do.

Do you know why she doesn't talk as much as she used to?

I do.

Do you know that she is struggling with her identity?

I do.

Do you know that she hates herself?

I do. 

Have you noticed that she doesn't like short sleeves anymore?

I have.

Have you noticed that she doesn't really have friends?

I have.

Have you noticed that she dresses like a boy?

I have.

Do you know that your daughter...might not actually be your daughter?

I do.

But I'm too afraid to ask you what you think about me, because what if your answer is...

 

"I don't."


The author's comments:

This is about me and my fear that no one notices if I'm okay. If you are depressed, suicidal, a self-harmer, or anything else, please comment on this. If you ever need to talk, I'm here.


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on Apr. 30 2018 at 10:02 am
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda

@WolfWhisperer0911 wow thanks you just upped my self-confidence by, like, 20 points!

on Apr. 29 2018 at 9:54 pm
WolfWhisperer0911, Austin, Texas
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@AinsleyTurnedAlex Great poem! I used to when my mother died when I was 11 years old. Thank you for making this story, God bless you, Alex.