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I think, therefore I am.

You think not of me, therefore I am not?

I am here, where I think.

You think of me elsewhere, where I do not.

Do I exist alone with myself?

Do I exist out of control with you?

Or am I stuck to an in-between existence?

 

To be more (and less) myself

I think of seven impossible things before breakfast.

Like Alice,

A girl who is not me,

But not unlike me.

Is that who I am?

A girl not myself,

But not completely different?

 

But yet,

Despite warring thoughts,

I think of seven impossible things before breakfast.

 

One.

I am as pretty as them.

Two.

I am as smart as them.

Three.

I am as kind as them.

Four.

I am as funny as them.

Five.

I am as courageous as them.

Six.

I am as interesting as them.

Seven.

I am as talented as them.

 

I also think of seven other (similar) things

(strong, athletic, fast, so on...)

After breakfast,

Before lunch,

After dinner,

And every other second of the day.

 

Funny, how everyone says

“Everyone feels this way,

The other kids are going through

The same exact thing!”

 

Funny, how everyone looks away

In utter discomfort

When you say how you feel.

 

Funny, how people think it’s funny

If you say what you’re feeling

With a laugh

Like it’s joke.

 

When really, 

simply put, 

You’d do anything

To keep the silence away.

Even lie.

 

“Omg, I’m just kidding! Lol, can’t you guys take a joke? Obviously I don’t feel that way!”

    -Most girls, most days...

 
please give feedback! I'm a new writer and need to get better. 
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nice job!

i really like your first two lines! it's just such a neat twist on a phrase i've heard a bunch of times

on the feedback side of things, the poem would probably be just as strong without the words in parentheses in the fifth stanza, but that's up to your personal taste

and i think the ending wraps everything up nicely. keep writing!

 

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That is amazing!

my family used to have a magnet that had that alice in wonderland quote on it.


what is life without love?

what is love without pain?

what is pain without suffering?

but is love suffering?

-Connor

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