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Strong This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Tasalyn A., Grand Junction, CO By Tasalyn, Grand Junction, CO

There's this girl, Strong.
She pushes her best smile out
for everyone to see.
Behind it,
a frown,
nobody seems to see.

She's carrying this weight on her shoulders,
somehow goes unnoticed.

when she's alone,
she breaks.
Snaps like a twig.
When she's done,
she pulls herself together,
pretends everything is okay.

She's the one with the friends.
She laughs a lot,
almost too much.
She still remains hidden,
Wishing for someone to notice.

Beauty befriended Strong,
Beauty won't tell anyone her secrets,

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13 comment(s)
i love this so much! and i can totally relate to it. great job. (: and could you please read/comment on my poem play to win?
Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM • Report
Yeah, I'll be happy too! Thanks :)
Jan. 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM • Report
Awesome poem! Really great message :) Please read, rate, and comment on some of my stories. Puts a smile on my face :) (like the one right there but on a human face)
Jan. 06, 2013 at 4:49 PM • Report
Haha thanks :)
Jan. 06, 2013 at 6:29 PM • Report
Good job! One of my favorite poems I've ever read!
Dec. 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM • Report
Thank you :) means alot  
Dec. 17, 2012 at 6:15 PM • Report
I really enjoyed reading about this it was neatly and beautifuly written! You should put another one of  your pieces. I really hope you see the gift that you have!! Possibly one day you should have some of your poems edited and published!! Not joking its that good!!
Nov. 06, 2012 at 9:57 PM • Report
Haha thank you. It means alot for you to say that ;) when are you putting your peice up?
Nov. 07, 2012 at 5:33 PM • Report
I really liked this peice! It was like alot I have previously written but have yet to post.
Nov. 06, 2012 at 8:46 PM • Report
You should put some up. I kinda want to read them :)
Nov. 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM • Report