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I Wont Drown in Shallow Water

Rachel 



My favorite color is gray
But I prefer things black or white
I wear contacts and glasses
But I like to think that I have a bit of insight

I’m the nerd in the corner
At a party with her face in a book
I’m the slow driver you pass
Without a second look

I’m the dork who slips
And falls in the hallway
I’m the hot chick
Who makes you forget what to say

I’m the lady at the store
Who stops to hold the door
I’m the head of hair
You sit behind and stare

I’m the stranger
Who gives you her change
I’m the youngster
who looks deranged

I’m the girl
With a face you can trust
I’m the hick
In a truck full of rust

You can't drown in preconceived notions
I’m just floating along
Swimming through everyone’s oceans
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I can't write about myself in third person, so let's make this an autobiography.I'm Rachel. I'm a nineteen year old college student. And, well, I'm pretty boring. I'm awkward, and I'm selfish. I'm both too serious and too whimsical. I'm hundreds of conflicts contained in a girl. I've only had one real love and I've been head over heels since I was fourteen (He's too stubborn to leave). Most things I write have a little of him between the lines. I'm trying to find my way through growing up and constantly fighting my instincts to pack up and runaway. I think too much and terrify myself. Life scares me and sometimes I forget to live. Insomnia and feeling lost led me here (it also led me to start blogging: http://growinguplostgirl.blogspot.com/)I'm here to grow so please critique anything and everything I post. The structure of my poems would probably give my old high school English teachers a heart attack. My punctuation, or lack there of, probably wouldn't make them feel any better. I get that people are very protective of their creations, but you can tear mine to shreds, as long as you respect the emotions behind them. Harsh criticism wont make me sob into a pillow, promise. more…

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